The Staffordshire FA have channelled new funds into grassroots football with a £133,500 investment into 89 new teams and allow 162 volunteer coaches become trained in the relevant qualifications.
The Grow the Game grants supports the Staffordshire FA’s support with clubs to ensure everyone who wants to take part in football has access to local opportunities, in a safe and structured football environment.
Port Vale manager Neil Aspin has been encouraged with the start his side have made since his appointment, but insists that there’s still plenty of work to do.
The Valiants have seen an upturn in results, with Aspin winning two of his three games in charge – including the last two as Vale recorded consecutive victories.
Mark Hughes is optimistic of getting more points on the board ahead of tomorrow’s visit of AFC Bournemouth to the Bet365 Stadium.
They’ll be rejuvenated with the return of Wales midfielder Joe Allen, although winger Xherdan Shaqiri is out with a sprained ankle.
Longton Rugby Club blindside flanker Mikey Allen says the squad have responded well in training this week following their 72-0 defeat to Sandbach last weekend.
The game was an even affair in the opening 30 minutes, but nine converted tries in the remaining 50 was enough to send the visiting team home defeated and disappointed.
Port Vale winger Cristian Montano expressed his delight at making a return to the team and scoring the third goal in the 3-0 win over Morecambe on Tuesday night.
The 25-year-old has had to endure the frustration of injury for the majority of the season, but is now keen to kick on and cement his place back in the side.
Stanley Matthews Jr. visited the Stoke Film Theatre to premiere his debut film ‘Matthews: The Original No. 7’.
The feature follows the life and career of his father; legendary footballer Stanley Matthews.
Stoke City are top of the fair play league after seven games.
If Stoke can get the top spot this year they will be awarded money to spend on ‘fair play or respect-themed projects.’
The Potters will hope it will be enough to make The Premier League realise that they are not a ‘rugby team’.
From the chilly streets of Stoke-on-Trent to the searing heat of the Caribbean, Leek Town goalkeeper Ben Chapman is eyeing potential future World Cup glory with the small Caribbean country, the British Virgin Islands.
Across the Atlantic lies a national team football team with, bizarrely, a rather unique Staffordshire theme running through their squad.
The preview screening for a new feature-length documentary on Stoke-on-Trent football legend Sir Stanley Matthews…
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has ruled Welsh midfielder Joe Allen out of tomorrow’s trip to Manchester City.
The 27-year-old suffered concussion in his country’s crucial World Cup Qualifier with the Republic of Ireland on Monday night, being subbed off in the 37th minute.