The last few weeks have been an extremely busy time for Stockport County Community Trust, as we have been able to offer around 1,000 people a chance to take part in community activities on the pitch at Edgeley Park.
Over the past eight days, the Trust has been able to organise a wide range of sessions allowing many of the participants we work with all year round to run out on the hallowed turf at Edgeley Park.
As part of the activities, the Trust has been able to host a full day’s Walking Football festival for teams representing Blackburn Rovers, Curzon Ashton and Rochdale, alongside a number of Stockport County teams. We also held a mini-tournament for veterans representing Rochdale, Curzon Ashton and Stockport County.
Alongside these, the Trust has also organised a number of school competitions, an Under 11s girl’s tournament as part of our Premier League Primary Stars programme and sessions as part of County On The Park – our Youth Engagement programme.
We have also been able to host some of our other charity partners, including SPARC (Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre) who work with people in Stockport experiencing mental health problems.
Alison Warwood, CEO of Stockport County Community Trust said:
“It is brilliant that, through the support of everyone at Stockport County, so many participants within our community programmes have been able to get the chance to play on the pitch at the end of the season.
“Playing on the Edgeley Park turf is something that many people hope to achieve growing up, and to give community groups, veterans and young people this opportunity is something they won’t forget for a while. We have been able to host some brilliant groups and events, and seeing the smiles on the participants faces as they run down the tunnel onto the pitch is something the Trust staff will also remember for a long time. Hopefully we will get to offer the same opportunity next season.”