Stockport Town FC and Cheadle & Gatley JFC have signed a partnership agreement which will allow talented youngsters to stay within football once they have finished playing at junior level.
The clubs will work closely together to grow the game across the borough and offer more opportunities for local people to play competitively. The agreement also includes coach development opportunities, season tickets to all Cheadle & Gatley JFC players, skills sessions and a junior club day at a Stockport Town FC North West Counties Fixture during the upcoming 2018/19 season.
Stockport Town Chairman, Seb Rowe said “The club are delighted to have signed a partnership agreement with one of the Boroughs biggest and most sustainable junior clubs. The link will ensure that more local players have the opportunity to progress within the game via our Under 18's, Under 21’s and 1st teams.
“Working with fantastic junior clubs like Cheadle & Gatley JFC will allow for a smooth transition into adult football and increased participation, along with the option of pursuing a B-TEC qualification throuh Stockport Town FC also".
Cheadle and Gatley JFC treasurer , Richard Hubbard said , “We are delighted to be formally working with Stockport Town . It gives a pathway to adult for our 350 plus children who wish to play beyond junior football or find a pathway in to career related to sport.”
“We hope to develop this relationship this year with our talented group of 60 16-18 year olds working , working with the board and members of Stockport Town FC.”