Holbeck Moor Junior Football Club was created 6 months ago. We wanted to create a grassroots club for children that removed the hurdles that sometimes stop children from playing. We wanted to offer a low cost club that allowed children to play no matter what the family’s financial background was.
We wanted to create a club that was built for the community that involved the community and worked with the community. We recently created a foodbank drop off point where we recently made a large donation of items to Holbeck Together and most recently donated some Christmas Shoeboxes to the local primary school for some of the children. Hopefully next year we can reach out to more children as we grow the club.
We also work with the local primary school and are reaching out to others and local people about how we can support each other. We want Holbeck to have something to be proud of so that kids of the future have somewhere to turn to whenever they feel like they need to or want to.
Club Secretary Chris Gamble had this to say:
“During my 14 years as a coach I’ve always wanted to strive for more. Through my many years of fundraising and community work, I felt that I wanted to run a club that shared the same ethos and values as myself. I wanted a club that did more than just ‘play football.’
“I wanted to make a club that people can be proud of, a club that will help others who need it most, a club that has the community at the heart of everything we do and give the children a safe haven to come, have fun and enjoy the game we all love. A club that is inclusive for all.
“I believe we are already achieving so many of the goals we set out back in May, with plenty more to come.
“We’re Holbeck Moor JFC and we’re going to change the game #StrongerTogether.”
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