Much Needed Support for Primary Sport

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Stockport County Football Club Community Foundation Trust team were delighted recently to enlist New Directions Education as their tournament sponsor for the third successive season. The 6-a-side tournament is an annual event supported by the recruitment and training provider who serve the schools in the area from their Manchester branch office. New Directions were pleased to be able to support the club and the local sports mad schools by signing up again to sponsor the 2014-5 cup competitions.

The Under 11’s competitions are the ‘Tameside Cup’ for schools in the area, and the ‘Football 4 All’ Cup for Stockport schools. Over 100 schools are expected to take part in the coming months in the two competitions, with the finals for each cup to be played at the Heaton Mersey Power League complex or on the first team pitch at Edgeley Park.

Ian Lees, Chairman of the SCFC Community Foundation said “Over the past three years the support of New Directions has enabled Stockport County Community Foundation to continue our tradition of holding Stockport and Tameside Schools Cup Competitions with over 100 schools taking part in all. Stockport County Community Foundation would like to thank New Directions for their continued and enthusiastic support”.

Competition sponsorship is part of New Directions Education’s commitment to supporting local schools and sport in the community. The company has for a number of years supported similar competitions with Cardiff City from their headquarters in Cardiff and with Tranmere Rovers and Oldham Athletic as well as Stockport County in the North West.

Amanda Stothard, from New Directions Manchester office comments “as a company supporting and servicing many schools in the area the company are delighted to be working with Stockport County again on this activity. We know how important this funding is to the community scheme and to primary school competitive sport. We wish good luck to all the schools who are going to enter”.

New Directions Business Development Officer Stuart Ash is pictured with Matthew Bailey from the Community Scheme at the clubs recent game against Brackley Town.