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Youngsters Invited to Play on the Proact

31 May 2016

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This morning dozens of youngsters descended on the Proact to play on the pitch in a very special Soccer School.

Organised by the Chesterfield FC Community Trust the kids, ranging from 4 to 15-years-old, had two hours on the turf under the supervision of the Trust's FA-qualified coaches. 

Michael Noon from the Trust went into further detail about the event: "We invited kids from Chesterfield and North Derbyshire to come down to the Proact and play on the Proact.

"There are between 70 and 80 kids here and they've come along for an hour-long training session followed by an hour of tournament football.

"There are a lot of good players here, so hopefully we'll see them here again one day, playing for the first team on the Proact."

Keith Jackson was also a part of the Trust's organising team, and saw the importance of giving the kids the chance to run out and emulate their heroes.

"Part of the day was to get guys down to the stadium and onto the pitch, maybe for the first time," he said. "Hopefully they have fun, they enjoy it and we get them down here again.

"Part of being a community club is to have events and it's brilliant that we've got so many people from so many different backgrounds and schools who have come down and represented themselves and Chesterfield really well.

"It's a dream for a lot of these kids to play on the Proact pitch and looking at some of the smiles on the faces we've had today I think it's been a great time for them."

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