Back of the net! Knutsford’s Egerton FC mini footballers celebrate £1,000 new equipment donation

Knutsford community football club Egerton FC is over the moon after receiving £1,000 to purchase new equipment to support the coaching of its under five and under eight teams.

Warrington-based industrial developer Chancerygate, which is building the new 252,000 sq ft Novus business park on Knutsford’s Parkgate Industrial Estate, made the donation which has helped the club purchase new goal posts and footballs.

The football club conducts several weekly training sessions for local youngsters including its Saturday Club for children aged three to seven. During the school holidays, Egerton FC’s popular football holiday camp gives players the opportunity to stay active and take part in sport.

Commenting on the donation, Egerton FC mini football coach, Ryan Routley, said: “We train 36 teams ranging from under fives to under 12s every week, so it essential we have the right equipment to deliver our coaching sessions

“Chancerygate’s generous donation has allowed us to purchase much-needed light-weight goals along with new footballs for our younger players. The club and our players are very grateful and have been putting the new equipment through its paces.”

Egerton FC men’s team currently play in division one of the Cheshire League while the ladies’ team play in division one of the Cheshire Women’s and Youth Football League.

Chancerygate development manager, Chris Brown, added: “Ryan, the rest of the coaching team, the players, parents, carers and volunteers all make Egerton FC a superb community club.

“We are proud to support them and hope all the young players using the equipment continue to develop and enjoy learning to play football in an excellent environment.”

Chancerygate’s Novus development is a ten-minute car journey from Egerton FC’s facilities on Mereheath Lane. The development is expected to create 700 jobs and spans 16-acres, making it Chancerygate’s largest site in the north of England.

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