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Shropshire Young Carers Football Funday with CST

25 April 2014

Shrewsbury Town Community Trust host Shropshire Young Carers

Last Thursday saw Shropshire young carers come over to Shrewsbury Town Football club to take part in football Funday, set up by the Community Trust as a follow up to the delivery of earlier Shropshire Young Carers Health and Fitness sessions.

20 young carers attended the sessions at the Powerleague Pitches, where members could take part in a football coaching session delivered by the STFC community coaches. Member were also treated to a guided tour around the Greenhous Meadow where the members could look behind the scenes of the stadium, this was topped off by a surprise visit by Joe Jacobson who chatted with the kids and  then answered questions  about life as a footballer and signed  autographs for everyone.

‘It’s been a great day, Shropshire young carers offer such great support to these young people. At the Community Trust we felt it was right to offer them a Football Funday here at Shrewsbury Town Football Club, as a follow up to the Health and Fitness session we delivered earlier in the year’. ‘We do many community projects in and around the local area and we are always looking to build relationships with the wider community’, said Aiden Wassell Community Development Officer. 

Richard Coggins sessional worker for Shropshire Young Carers said ‘The coaching staff quickly build a very positive relationship with the young carers, ensuring that group members benefit from an enjoyable session. STFC Community Trust create a friendly and safe environment, with some excellent facilities. This is certainly a project we wish to carry on in the future with Shrewsbury Town Community Trust.  

To Get in touch with Shropshire Young Carers please phone 01743 457800 or

To get in touch with Shrewsbury Town Community Trust please phone 01743 289177 EXT215/216 Or email 

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