Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Raising Club Funds Proves No Obstacle

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Raising Club Funds Proves No Obstacle

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DOZENS of Tynedale families took on the challenge of climbing waterfalls, clambering over giant haystacks, forging streams and scrambling through mud to raise funds for a newly-formed junior football club which is already enjoying phenomenal success.

More than 100 people completed the Mini Mad Mare obstacle course at Hexham Racecourse to help Newcastle Boys Club.

Although the money is still rolling in, so far more than PS1,366 has been raised through the event.

This will help buy new equipment such as goals, storage containers and a ride-on lawnmower. Newcastle Boys Club was set up this summer by a group of experienced coaches to take children off the streets and get them playing sport.

The under-nines team in particular has enjoyed greatsuccess reaching three tournament finals already and winning two of them.

Overall the club has won six pre-season trophies in the 12 weeks since it was formed.

Football Development Manager Max Craggs said: "We are so grateful to everyone who took part in this fundraising event.

"Myself and the others set up Newcastle Boys Club with a clear vision of how we believe junior football should be played and taught.

"We have prided ourselves on recruiting the best available staff and we can boast FA and UEFA-qualified coaches, sports coaching degrees, exprofessional players and even an ex-youth international player on our coaching staff. …

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