Hope Football celebrates end of year

Date published: 28 December 2023

Rochdale AFC Community Trust’s Hope Football team have celebrated their end of year with medal presentations and reflecting back over the year.

The community football team – a mixed adult's team for anyone new to the borough, including refugees and those seeking sanctuary – celebrated on Wednesday 20 December.

Inclusion co-ordinator Liz Cotterill has thanked everyone who has helped support the side since its inception.

She said: “Thanks to everyone who has supported Hope Football, including Dale Ladies, the congregation of St Clements Church and our Dale fans who have been collecting donations of pot noodles this year.

“This year we’ve had kit and equipment from Rochdale AFC and Rochdale AFC Community Trust, every player received a food hamper and slow cooker, courtesy of our supporters at Back of the Moss Community Centre and Action Together. This will enable our players to be independent and support them to learn how to cook too.

“We had visits from Healthwatch to help with NHS services, Living Well for blood pressure checks, Rochdale Work and Skills for employability support as well as Public Health, Maverick Lab and the New Pioneers for mental health and wellbeing sessions as well as amazing community meals!

“We look forward to seeing everyone on 3 January.”

For more information, please email Liz (liz.cotterill@rochdaleafc.co.uk) or visit the Hope Football webpage.

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