The Senior Blues Chairman, Chris Courtenay Williams presented a cheque for £5,000 to Chester FC’s Academy Manager Mike Allcock at last Friday’s Senior Blues Christmas meal.
The money, raised from monthly Senior Blues meetings, will be used to supplement the Academy’s considerable travel costs as they compete in the National League U19 Alliance.
Mike, who was one of our guests at the meal, expressed his appreciation for the donation and for the continued support of the Senior Blues in helping provide a pathway to first team level.
He cited Iwan Murray, Harrison Burke, Ollie Heywood and Reece Daly as current examples of the importance of the Academy programme to the football club. (NB, to these we can add Tom Crawford, Hartlepool; Sam Hughes, Burton Albion; Will Goodwin, Cheltenham Town and of course Tom Peers).
Best wishes to Mike and the whole Academy for the remainder of the season!
Photo: Rick Matthews.