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Cheshire FA receives backing from MBNA

Cheshire Football Association to train dozens of new football coaches and referees from underrepresented groups with backing from MBNA Foundation

Cheshire FA is excited to announce that the MBNA Foundation, the charitable arm of MBNA Ltd, has agreed to donate £25,000 to football-based community projects in Cheshire. The donation will fund the training of coaches and referees from underrepresented groups. It will also help finance new equipment and engagement for girls in primary schools across the county. Cheshire FA is proud to work with businesses that share its vision of “Changing lives through football”.

Cheshire FA is also committed to improving the opportunities of underrepresented groups in Cheshire and this donation from the MBNA Foundation will have a long lasting impact on the lives of those who will be involved in the training.  Through this commitment, Cheshire FA will now be opening up a new chapter for football in the County.

Steve Stewart, Cheshire FA General Manager said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to join forces with the forward thinking, progressive and innovative MBNA Foundation. There is no doubt that our combined expertise, passion and commitment will ensure this project is a sustainable success. We are deeply appreciative of MBNA Foundation’s significant donation and we look forward to working closely with them in the future for the benefit of grassroots football in Cheshire”.


David Edmunds, Cheshire FA Chairman commented: “On behalf of the Board of Directors and Cheshire FA Council, I would like to place on record our thanks and gratitude for this donation from the MBNA Foundation. There is no doubt that this support will contribute to a lasting legacy for grassroots football in Cheshire. We are striving to create more opportunities for underrepresented groups in our County and to lead on this work nationally”.

Sean Humphreys, MBNA Foundation trustee, commented: “MBNA Foundation is backing Cheshire FA to create dozens more football referees and coaches from underrepresented communities across our region. Coaches and referees are key role models for young footballers. The Foundation is proud to be helping bring more people from different backgrounds into the game”.

If you wish to be part of Cheshire FA’s journey in changing lives through football, please contact Stuart.Manifould@CheshireFA.com

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