Sports Hub Plans Improved

Accrington Stanley Community Trust have improved the original Sports Hub building design and submitted a Section 73 variation to Hyndburn Borough Council planning department.

The new design sees an improved layout to the building that compliments the surroundings and will provide a better experience for users.

The construction of the Sports Hub is due to commence in early 2019.

For more information please visit https://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/highams-sports-hub/

Summer Fun

We are at the half way point in our summer holiday courses and we have been having lots of fun!

Activity club this summer has seen some great creativity from the children that have attended. We have seen so far den making skills, dragon den ideas and some great drawing competitions!

This week we have had a talent show where the children either in teams or individually showcased their chosen skills to everyone, it mainly consisted of dancing!

Our Activity Club development team has carefully put together course itineraries that cover a wide range of different topics including, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Acting, Singing, Cinema Club, Multi-Sports, Games and much more. These allow children to develop, working individually or in pairs to develop and working in small groups to encourage skill acquisition and decision making. Every day, we have a different theme for example on a Friday we have a ‘Stanley Stars Talent Show’.

Not to be left out, soccer schools have been busy practicing their football skills and showing them off in matches.

As the world cup showed us, every player needs to know how to take a penalty. So we have been practicing them in penalty shoot outs. Our coaches were kept fit by going after the balls that didn’t quite make it into the back of the net!

Our coaches use a variety of activities to allow children to develop, coaching individually or in pairs to develop technique and working in small groups to encourage skill acquisition and decision making. Every day, children will have the chance to practice in small-sided games and every course will finish with a tournament for players to showcase their new skills.

If you are looking for child care for the remainder of the summer holiday then why not book your little ones on to either our Activity club or Soccer school here  or call 01254 304071 for more information.

Don’t miss out on the Stanley Experience!

Has your team walked out with League One footballers yet? Here’s their chance!

We have limited spaces available for grassroot teams to walk out with the away team this season!

The Stanley Experience is for those teams that are under 12 years old and can make your club some much needed money through fundraising and also provide a fantastic day out for players, coaches and parents.

Each team will receive the following completely FREE of charge:

  • Free tickets to the chosen match for all players in your team (max 12).
  • Two free tickets for the coaches of your team.
  • All players will walk out as mascots by escorting the Stanley players onto the pitch and shaking hands with the opposition on the halfway line.
  • During the half time period your team will play a small sided match in front of the supporters.
  • Enjoy the second half of the match and cheer on Accrington Stanley!

We understand this is an event in which friends and family may want to watch; therefore we encourage you to book additional match tickets for family and friends to come and cheer your team on! Additional tickets can be bought in advance from Accrington Stanley Football Club at normal match day prices.

Fund Raising Incentive

In addition we also want to help your team by using the day as a fundraiser with players being sponsored for playing at The Wham Stadium. All players are invited to raise sponsorship with incentives available for those who raise certain amounts.  The fundraiser benefits both your team and Accrington Stanley Community Trust with the proceeds being split 50/50.

To book a place for your team please contact us on 01254 304071 or email info@stanleytrust.co.uk.

Join Accrington Stanley Girls FC

Accrington Stanley Girls and Ladies FC are looking for new players to join our junior set up.

We welcome girls of all abilities, whether you are a beginner or you have played before, come and join us.

We have free girls football sessions running throughout the summer.

If you have a daughter aged 5-16 who is interested in joining Accrington Stanley, please fill in the expression of interest form below.

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Free Theme Park Days for Holiday Club Kids!

Kids who fill their school holidays with football and fun can also enjoy a free day out at a thrill-packed theme park.

Gulliver’s family theme parks has partnered with Accrington Stanley Community Trust to offer the bonus day out to children who attend the Trust’s holiday clubs.

During local school holidays Accrington Stanley Community Trust runs three types of holiday courses to engage local children up to age 12 in a range of pursuits designed to keep them active and having fun. Its Activity Club, for children aged four to 12, provides lots of enjoyable activities including games, arts and crafts, drama, singing and much more.

For youngsters aged four to 12 and keen on football, the Trust’s holiday Soccer Schools offer the chance to learn more about the game, develop their skills and build teamwork. Finally, for those aged seven to 12 and already showing footballing ability, the Elite Soccer Schools are led by Accrington Stanley coaches and teach advanced skills through more intensive sessions.

Running from 9am to 3pm/5pm each day, the holiday courses are well established and very popular with local youngsters and families. Now there is an extra incentive to take part, thanks to the new partnership with Gulliver’s family theme parks.

It is giving a free ticket, worth £17.95, for every child who participates in the Trust’s holiday courses. The tickets are valid for eight weeks at any of Gulliver’s three parks in Warrington, Matlock Bath and Milton Keynes, granting free admission for a child when accompanied by a paying adult.

In addition, Gulliver’s is giving 10 pairs of Community Tickets for each week the holiday courses run. These tickets give free access to Gulliver’s Community Weekends, held on set dates throughout the year, and are designed to be given out as prizes by the coaches and leaders running the courses. They could be prizes for the hardest triers, the best attitude, the most helpful ─ whatever the coaches decide.

Gulliver’s sales manager and Accrington Stanley fan Sharon Blake said: “We think the Community Trust is doing great work in engaging children in enjoyable and rewarding activities during their school holidays and we’re keen to support that work.

“Our family theme parks are aimed at roughly the same age group so we’re confident that children who use their free tickets will have a great day out at Gulliver’s.”

Accrington Stanley Community Trust Manager Martin Fearon said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Gulliver’s. This gives us the opportunity to reward the young people who come to our holiday course activities with free tickets to the theme park.”

For more details of the course run by Accrington Stanley Community Trust, including dates and how to book, visit www.stanleytrust.co.uk For more about Gulliver’s, including the latest special offers and how to save by booking online, visit www.gulliversfun.co.uk

FREE Girls Football Development Centre!

Throughout the summer holidays we are offering our Girls Football Development for FREE!

The sessions will now be held at Highams Playing Fields, Thorneyholme Rd, Accrington BB5 6BD. 6pm-7pm.

Our inclusive courses provide young players with the chance to participate in an environment they feel comfortable in. Each week covers a different themed technique or skill, and then allows the opportunity for practice in small-sided matches during each session

Our trained coaches have the experience and understanding to cater for the needs of the group and ensure that development and progression take place.

For more info please call the office 01254 304071

Summer holidays are here!

No plans for the little ones this summer, then get them booked in to our soccer school or activity club!

Running from Monday 23rd July till 31st August there is plenty of fun to be had.

We are based at Accrington Academy and offer a drop off from 8.30am for no extra cost.

Cost for a week start from £50 a week or £12 a day!

Our Activity Club development team has carefully put together course itineraries that cover a wide range of different topics including, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Acting, Singing, Cinema Club, Multi-Sports, Games and much more. These allow children to develop, working individually or in pairs to develop and working in small groups to encourage skill acquisition and decision making. Every day, we have a different theme for example on a Friday we have a ‘Stanley Stars Talent Show’.

Meanwhile in our soccer schools, they will cover a wide range of football related topics including, control, passing, dribbling, shooting, heading and match play. Our coaches use a variety of activities to allow children to develop, coaching individually or in pairs to develop technique and working in small groups to encourage skill acquisition and decision making. Every day, children will have the chance to practice in small-sided games and every course will finish with a tournament for players to showcase their new skills.

Finally our Elite Coaching Soccer Schools take place on state of the art 3G AstroTurf and all sessions are led by Accrington Stanley coaches working on behalf of the Community Trust with minimum UEFA ‘B’ coaching qualifications who work to a specifically designed technical program which is age related with the main emphasis on development and ball mastery. The coaching is structured around the FC Barcelona philosophy of Tiki-Taka football and every day will consist of technical and high tempo football sessions. The number of places on the courses will be restricted to ensure the coach to player ratio is always kept at an optimal level. The children who will attend the course will be a mixture of the Accrington Stanley Football Club Academy players and local grass roots players who will all be keen to come and develop as footballers over the course of the programme.

Our courses will provide entertainment and care for your child during the holidays which may enable you to continue your busy schedule as a parent. Whether that is a week of football or a week of activities, we can cater for the needs of all boys and girls with our holiday courses.

Don’t delay book on now here http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/holiday-courses/ or call 01254 304071 for more information.

 

Free Football Sessions in Hyndburn this Summer

Accrington Stanley Community Trust have teamed up with the Neighbourhood Policing Team to deliver free football sessions this summer across 4 areas of Hyndburn.

The free sessions start on Monday 6th August and will continue until Thursday 30th August 2018. Coaches from Accrington Stanley Community Trust will deliver 16x two hour sessions for boys and girls aged 8-15.

Session Details (starting week commencing Monday 6th August for 4 weeks);

Higham Playing Fields, Accrington – Mondays 1pm-3pm (4 weeks throughout August).

Foxhill Playing Fields, Oswaldtwistle – Tuesdays 1pm-3pm (4 weeks throughout August).

Bolton Avenue Playing Fields, Huncoat – Wednesdays 1pm-3pm (4 weeks throughout August).

Wilson Playing Fields, Clayton-le-moors – Thursdays 1pm-3pm (4 weeks throughout August).

Speaking about the free sessions, Lee Walsh, Head of Sport at Accrington Stanley Community Trust said ‘’this is a really good programme for the community and will keep children active in the summer holidays. We are putting the sessions on free of charge and would like to encourage as many children as possible to attend the football sessions. I would like to thank Yvonne at the Neighbourhood Policing Team and LANPAC who have been instrumental in getting this project off the ground, along with Hyndburn Borough Council for providing the facilities’’.

The free sessions can be booked by completing the below form, however you can also turn up on the day and register your child.

For more information please contact Accrington Stanley Community Trust on 01254 304071 or email info@stanleytrust.co.uk

Hyndburn Summer Football Camps 2018

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The Stanley Experience is waiting for your team!

We still have a few matches available for grassroots teams to walk out with Accrington Stanley on their home matches for the 2018/19 season. So if you’re an U12 team get in touch!

The Stanley Experience can make your club some much needed money through fundraising and also provide a fantastic day out for players, coaches and parents.

Each team will receive the following completely free of charge:

  • Free tickets to the chosen match for all players in your team (max 12).
  • Two free tickets for the coaches of your team.
  • All players will walk out with the Stanley onto the pitch and shake hands with the opposition on the halfway line.
  • During the half time period your team will play a small sided match in front of the supporters.
  • Enjoy the second half of the match and cheer on Accrington Stanley!

 

To secure your place or for more information please email admin@stanleytrust.co.uk or call 01254 304071.

Totally Wicked Donate £40,000 to Sports Hub Project

Totally Wicked, an international company with offices in both Blackburn and Accrington, has donated £40,000 to Accrington Stanley Community Trust.

The donation will go towards the community Sports Hub project at Higham Playing Fields in Accrington. The remaining funds are currently being raised for the project, with construction due to commence next year.

Left-Right; Purves Ali (Trustee of Accrington Stanley Community Trust), Fraser Cropper (Managing Director of Totally Wicked) and Martin Fearon (CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust).

Keen to give back to the local community, Totally Wicked chose to donate the funds towards a project that will really benefit the local community. The aims of the sports hub are: to increase participation in sport, improve health and exercise levels and provide more opportunities for disabled people to access vital sport and education activities. The Sports Hub will also host many projects that develop skills for people out of work, create new job opportunities, inspire people to become volunteers for local sports organisations, sports clubs and charities, and provide a pathway for gifted and talented young people into elite sport.

Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust, said:

“We are really thankful for the donation made by Totally Wicked which is a truly amazing gesture by them. The funds will go towards the sports hub development at Higham Playing Fields to benefit the local community. The costs to finish the state-of-the-art community facility are around £2.5 million and we are edging closer and closer to that figure.’’

Fraser Cropper, Managing Director of Totally Wicked, commented:

“Having recently completed our redevelopment of the Old Accrington Fire Station and moved our UK Vapour Brands business to the town, the Sports Hub development provided the business a great opportunity to provide some direct support to the town’s development. I believe sport provides all ages with an opportunity for improved health and well-being and importantly to build both an individual’s and community’s confidence to live life to the fullest.  We wish Martin and the team the earliest fulfilment of this much needed facility.’’

To find out more information about Accrington Stanley Community Trust visit http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk

For more information about Totally Wicked and their products visit https://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/

Become a Junior Redz member today!

It’s that time of year again, when we launch our Junior Redz membership for the forth coming season (2018/19) for any one aged 0 to 12!

Make your little ones part of the Stanley family and treat them to a membership which includes:

  • Membership card
  • Certificate of membership
  • Personal welcome letter from Winstanley
  • Free entry into the home mascot draw
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Personal birthday card signed by the players
  • Opportunities to meet the Stanley players at various Community Trust activities
  • 10% online discount on all Accrington Stanley Community Trust full course bookings
  • 10% discount on items in the Accrington Stanley Club Shop
  • Free ticket to two Junior Redz allocated fixtures to be announced (must be accompanied by a paying adult and booked in advance)

Only £10 for the season!

Or treat them a little more to our Platinum membership which will see them with all the above and an under 12 season ticket for only £30!

Are they already a season ticket member, no problem upgrade the season ticket for only £7.

Don’t delay order your membership here

Please note the Junior Redz is a season long membership, you must join each season in order to retain your membership. A membership starts on 1st July and ends on the 30th June each season.

*All income raised from Junior Redz will go to Accrington Stanley Community Trust (Registered Charity No; 1139575) to support in delivering much needed community work in Hyndburn and the surrounding areas.

Accrington Stanley Mascot Packages 2018/19

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Accrington Stanley mascot packages for the 2018/19 League One season. Available at all home matches including pre-season friendlies.

Ever dreamt of leading the Accrington Stanley team out onto the pitch at the Wham Stadium?…

Well now you can make this dream come true by taking up our Mascot Package – The ultimate Accrington Stanley match day experience for just £150.

Official Mascot places are available for children aged 3-12 at all home games throughout the season. Full details below:

  • VIP treatment for the mascot, meet Winstanley, the staff and the players (at manager’s discretion).
  • Chance to have your photograph taken with a player in the tunnel prior to kick off (at manager’s discretion)
  • Enjoy the opportunity to take part in a football activity prior to the game on the pitch with an Accrington Stanley Coach.
  • Lead the team out with the captain or your favourite player
  • Announcement on the PA System
  • Complete ASFC Home Kit
  • 2 Adult Tickets and 1 child Ticket.

Due to the high demand and popularity of our mascot packages, we would advise that you book your place a minimum of two weeks prior to your chosen game.

To book a mascot package please CLICK HERE

*We also accept away mascots at a cost of £50. You will receive all of the above except from the ASFC Home Kit and match tickets which must be purchased via your club or ASFC in advance. All Away Mascots must have their team’s full kit*

Summer Holiday Courses!