Corwen Juniors are run by volunteers and parents, and have 100 players registered to play which includes 40 girls.
Alan nominated the club as they are well respected by colleagues and service users of Branas Isaf. The club has facilitated attendance for Young People residing at Branas’ homes and despite difficulties they have always welcomed the Young People and their carers to attend. Staff have grown up supporting the club and many have been members themselves.
They are also very supportive to young people and families in the local community. Parents have identified that the benefits of Corwen FC are that they bring the community together, break down society barriers between rich and poor; improve family dynamics and relationships; and give the community opportunities to engage.
They recently had floods which hit them really badly, but with the help from the CareTech Foundation, and the community, they are rallying round together to ensure the players are back up and playing on their pitches as soon as possible.
The group is completely self-funded, so with help of CareTech’s recent donation they are able to maintain and keep their ground to a high standard, which is often commented on by visiting teams. This does not come without cost—last year they purchased a new mower! The lines are always painted ready for each game – the ground is maintained by volunteers and rented from a local business.
They have a number of groups that train and play every week; under 7’s, under 10’s, under 13’s, under 12 & 14 girls’ teams. Corwen are also very lucky to have a ladies team who train and play at the ground.
The teams normally have sponsorship but Corwen FC still have to supply equipment, bibs, balls, official referees for U13 boys & U14 girls—this all comes at a cost. They are very fortunate to have parents and volunteers who are willing to fundraise but are always thankful for donations.
Corwen Juniors FC are very grateful to CareTech Foundation for their donation of £1,000.