Latest TNS FC Foundation Update With Gill Jones

In terms of our regular delivery programme, having had a very successful week of half-term holiday activities, we are now back in the swing of the Spring term – delivering a full schools programme, alongside our regular community based activities for all ages.

Each week, over 1000 children and adults benefit from our provision – which at the last count amounted to a total of between 70 and 80 activity sessions per week!

A big thanks to our very professional team, who work tirelessly to ensure all those attending our activities have a great time and are looked after and kept safe during their time with us.

To find out more about our activities have a look at our web pages – www.tnsfc.co.uk/foundation and follow us on facebook @Thenewsaintscommunityfoundation.  For more detailed information please email: info@tnsfcfoundation.org.uk

The Foundation relies on the support of a great number of funders – local and national – to enable it to offer a wide range of activities for the local community.  We pride ourselves on the inclusive nature of what we offer – particularly for children and older residents.

Unfortunately, in a rural area, there is never the concentration of need that manifests in more highly populated urban areas – which makes the securing of funding additionally difficult, as funders will understandably always want to gain maximum ’bangs for their buck’.

Focusing investment though in areas of greatest areas of population has the impact of exacerbating the situation of those living in rural areas –  people are isolated both by reason of where they live, and also by reason of the fact that fewer activities and services are available to them.

The Foundation is trying to address this, and increase the opportunities and provision available to people living in north-west Shropshire, north Powys and south Wrexham, through its efforts to secure additional investment in to the area for enriching activities for old and young alike.

We currently have a number of funding applications (from £500 upwards) being considered by various funding partners, and are hoping that a number of these come to fruition – enabling us to maximise benefit for and investment in the local community.

If you are aware of any funders or businesses which might be interested in supporting the work of the Foundation please ask them to get in touch with us.

Finally, we were delighted the other week to receive confirmation that we have been successful in our application to become part of the FAW Footie Huddle programme.  New Huddle sessions will be starting in Welshpool at the beginning of April, where we will be working in partnership with Welshpool Ladies FC to offer weekly sessions to girls aged 4 to 11 years in Welshpool.

Our delivery team attended a Footie Huddle training day at Colliers Park, Wrexham last Saturday, and are now looking forward to getting the sessions off the ground.

For more information follow this link: https://www.fawtrust.cymru/grassroots/girlsfootball/huddle/ and/or to book on to the 10 week programme email: tom.rowlands@tnsfcfoundation.org.uk.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

Media. Contact: stewart.bloor@tnsfc.co.uk