On Saturday 7th of April 2018 we're running the Manchester Gung Ho 5k! We'd love all players and parents to join their coach in coming to have fun and work as a team, whilst raising money for our charities. Fixtures at all age groups have been postponed so everyone can join in!

All profit will be retained for the children's bereavement charity Winston's Wish, chosen by you! As well as the LSC Scholarship Scheme, helping cover fees for young footballers. 

 

Get involved

1. Buy a ticket! (Includes free t-shirt to run in!)

2. You'll be emailed confirmation, then an entry form and sponsor form separately.

3. Collect sponsors using your sponsor form and our justgiving page. Then come and enjoy yourself, work as a team and have fun!

 
 

 

 

 

About the good causes...

We asked FC and TSC followers to nominate and vote a Charity last month, and we were really encouraged by the response, over 50 votes and suggestions, from which the most voted was Winston’s Wish.

www.winstonswish.org.uk

We were the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity – supporting bereaved children since 1992.

As the first charity to establish child bereavement support services in the UK, we continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.

 

After his sister Emma (18) died in December 2015 from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, Callum and his family received support via our SWITCH programme. “After Emma died getting myself to go to school was really hard and I struggled to control my anger. Winston’s Wish has been a great help to me and has supported us all through a really tough time. Now I am much more relaxed, can sleep again and am excited about going to school!” Callum’s Mum Becky, who was supported by Winston’s Wish herself as a child after the death of her brother, explained how Winston’s Wish helped Callum deal with his emotions: “Callum was at a crossroads before he started working with Winston’s Wish after his sister died and I didn’t know which way he would go. He had cut himself off from family and friends, was very angry and found it really hard to go to school. After we started working with Winston’s Wish it is clear that he understands his emotions a lot better and has plenty of coping strategies for dealing with anger. He is doing so well now at home and at school and I am really proud of him. I don’t think we would have got through this without Winston’s Wish.”

 

LSC Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2012 with the aim of supporting families who experience a financial barrier when wanting to participate in sport. By breaking down financial barriers, our scholarship scheme allows talented players to join the ranks at FC Sports or TSC United. The scheme is funded by various charity events such as this, for every scholarship funded, LSC matches it to fund another. So far the Scholarship scheme has enables over 20 players to join the two clubs. Money raised covers playing fees, registration fees and kit. We love hearing the success stories of the scheme and wanted to share one with you.

 

One of our coaches was delivering a session in a school, during the session he noticed a boy kicking the ball against the wall on his own, his talent was immediately obvious. Our coach was very impressed and stunned to find out that not only had he never played for an organised team before, but he had never even been coached, which is rare for a 9 year old. He was invited to train with his age group at FC Sports where he met new friends, continued to develop and showcase his talents. Naturally we wanted him to join the club and have him playing in a team. After speaking to the family it was clear that they would struggle to pay the fees. After looking in to the situation we knew they qualified for the Scholarship Scheme and so offered them a sponsored place at the club. Within 3 weeks he was spotted by a Liverpool scout and was asked to sign. Liverpool paid for the family to travel to training and matches and continue to do so today. Coaches at LSC have been in contact with the Liverpool Academy staff and it’s clear that he held in very high regards.

Through the LSC Scholarship Scheme this player was given the opportunity to showcase his skills and talents and hopefully make a career for himself in football, something otherwise out of reach.

 

 

Any questions please email jon.green@littlesportscoaching.co.uk