As the professional club season draws to a close we can reflect on the progress of the Trust thus far in 2019.
The new playing kit has been well-received. As a result of feedback from team liaisons players will now be able to keep their shorts and socks. Tops must be returned at the end of each fixture. The Trust washes thetops and returns them to coaches ahead of fixtures. This ensures that there are always sufficient tops, that tops are clean and that wear-and-tear is spotted early.
For the first time in the history of the Trust almost every boys' team has a waiting list while numbers continue to grow rapidly in our girls' teams. We would like to congratulate Julie, Caitlin and Erin from our girls' programme who have been selected for the SFA's Advance Player Development Centres.
The girls featured on the BBC Worldwide programme "We Own the Future" which showed what our club means to our community. If you haven't had a chance to watch it, it's on BBC here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p078qllg
Presentation evenings will take place in the Centenary Suite at Fir Park on 8th and 22nd June for our 11-a-side teams and on 17th August for our Para Teams. Online bookings are available and the link has been sent to all participants. The events are being organised by the fundraising committee, we are happy to add volunteers to that committee so please get in touch if that is of interest to you. We would, as always, welcome any raffle prizes.
Holiday time is almost upon us again and we have camps and Club 365 running at Fir Park. On Thursday 23rd we will be running a European Championships Camp for only £10. Children will be allocated a team on arrival and spend the day playing fun games. We have camps on Friday 24th and Monday 27th May, with Club365 (free school meals) running 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th May. Our summer camps are now online to book too. Our camps are delivered by full-time staff, Motherwell FC Academy coaches and volunteers. We have visits from players and Steelman with opportunities to develop football and social skills across the summer. Register now: https://www.motherwellfcct.co.uk/Holiday-Programmes/
We will shortly be introducing some new merchandise in our online shop including hoodies, key rings and mobile 'phone cases. These raise small funds for the charity.
Finally we are planning the biggest match in our community calendar for the summer holidays! It'll be Community Coaches v Community Parents. Once we have a date confirmed we will be in touch with full details. It will be a fun day with lots of community children invited as spectators!
Thank you again for your ongoing support of the Trust, our activities and volunteers,