We are delighted to launch our partnership with Consett AFC with a Fun Day in January 2014.
The club, which has 39 Junior teams catering for 914 players, 2 ladies teams, 1 senior reserve team and a first team who play in the EBAC Northern League (the second oldest league in the world!) is one of the biggest in the North East. They have recently opened their new state of the art facility at the Belle Vue Stadium which features a full UEFA sized 11v11 pitch and a modern club house with changing rooms, 2 lecture rooms and a bar/café area.
Newcastle United sent a representative team featuring Peter Beardsley to Consett for the opening on the new stadium last Friday. The two clubs enjoyed a great evening to kick off the new era for the club
Our Foundation will be running a Fun Day at the new site for boys and girls aged four to 16 years on Friday 3rd January 2014. The day will consist of fun games, technical and skills work and plenty of small-sided games, delivered by our expert team of coaches.
Neil Winskill, Football Development Manager;
"We are thrilled to be working with Consett AFC to establish a full programme of Holiday Soccer Schools throughout the year. They have a beautiful new facility, a fantastic chairman with unwavering dedication and passion, and a football mad community, lots of whom are Toon supporters. We can't wait to get up there and start working with the local boys and girls who we hope to inspire on and off the field through our football activities.
Consett AFC Chairman, Frank Bell; "Consett AFC are really excited about the partnership established with the Newcastle United Foundation. This is going to provide so many wonderful opportunities for the children within the Derwentside community. It is of no surprise that the first fun day that we are running in association with the Foundation on January the 3rd has generated significant interest. At £10 we believe it was one of the best value presents a child could wish for on Christmas day. Many of the parents are equally excited about coming along to watch the coaches and hopefully learn from them also. This is just the beginning but what a way to start".