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Welcome to Yardley : Stechford Football Club

Young footballers kick off new venture

Stechford Football Club Team
Sporty youngsters in the Yardley Constituency are celebrating the formation of their very own football club thanks to funding and support from Birmingham City Council.

The idea to create Stechford Youth FC, made up of around 50 of the area primary school pupils, came from the children themselves, eager to improve sporting provision locally. They contacted the council for help and the request received a warm welcome, in the form of ,000 from the district Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF).

Councillors at Stechford FC
The money has been used to purchase equipment, provide coaching and to improve the playing fields on Yardley Fields Road, where they will stage games. Support for the project has also been given by James Brown, Yardley Constituency Sports Development Officer, who has put in much of the preparation and background work to ensure the team can operate smoothly. With one eye on the future, the club is in the process of getting registered with the FA, so it can participate in a full programme of fixtures next season.

And in order to stay active and have access to sporting activities in the close season, the club has also arranged for cricket coaching during the summer school holidays. Cllr David Osborne, said: his is an encouraging project in many respects. ocal children who care about their community have taken the lead in developing and pursuing this a promising scheme that will engage a large number of young people and keep them fit and healthy. t also shows how useful the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund is as a tool for financially helping some of our area best schemes and projects.
2006-10

  • Children and Young People - investing in our future
  • Cleaner, Greener and Safer Neighbourhoods
  • Healthier Communities and Older People
  • Prosperous Yardley
Cross Cutting Themes
  • Priority Neighbourhoods
  • Community Cohesion


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