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Spireites Trust visit St Georges Park

On Monday 8th October Chesterfield FC Community Trust and 5 of our partner schools were invited down to St Georges Park to watch the England Under 21 squad train ahead of their crucial U21 European Qualifying match against Andorra at the Proact Stadium.

We took 30 children in total from 5 of our partner schools, Newbold Church School, Walton Holymoorside, Killamarsh St Giles, Staveley Juniors and Mary Swanwick who all took part in a training session delivered by our coaches and a mini tournament ahead of the Under 21 training session on the David Beckham Pitch at St Georges Park, Eventually won by Newbold Church School.

NCS Headteacher Kerry Marsh said “The children from NCS thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic opportunity to visit and play at St.George’s Park, all as a result of our partnership with Spireites Trust. The whole event was extremely well organised, the highlight of the day of course was meeting the under 21 England Squad.  Certainly an experience of a lifetime.  Thank you CFC Community Trust!”

After the tournament ended we were taken to the England Training Pitch with Exclusive pitch side access to watch Premier League stars like Man City’s Phil Foden, Fulhams Ryan Sessegnon and Liverpools Dominic Solanke being put their paces by England U21 Manager Aidy Boothroyd, a truly unique experience for all involved!

A parent of on the children thanked the Community Trust saying both her children “had a brilliant time”  and the Community Trust “really were superstars” for organising such a fantastic event.

All the children involved received 4 tickets each to the England v Andorra game, which the Under 21s went on to win 7-0 to confirm qualification for next years championships.

  • Meeting the Under 21 Squad for autographs and signatures
    Meeting the Under 21 Squad for autographs and signatures
  • NCS Preparing for their opening games
    NCS Preparing for their opening games
  • NCS Squad Photo
    NCS Squad Photo
  • Proudly showing of their signatures
    Proudly showing of their signatures
  • The Winners being presented with their Match Tickets by Chester!
    The Winners being presented with their Match Tickets by Chester!
  • All the teams
    All the teams
  • Listening carefully to instructions
    Listening carefully to instructions
  • Skills Corridor by Nathan Khan!
    Skills Corridor by Nathan Khan!
  • Players from Walton Holymoorside
    Players from Walton Holymoorside
  • A fantastic view!!
    A fantastic view!!
  • Meeting Dominic Solanke, a fantastic memory for this Liverpool Fan
    Meeting Dominic Solanke, a fantastic memory for this Liverpool Fan
  • The Under 21 squad were fantastic
    The Under 21 squad were fantastic