Craven Minor Junior Football League win £500 VCF Mapping draw

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Craven Minor Junior Football League win £500 VCF Mapping draw

Sefton CVS would like to congratulate Craven Minor Junior Football League who has won a cheque for £500.

The Craven Minor Junior Football League was founded in Southport in 1969 by 3 fathers who wanted competitive football for their sons, all of whom were 12 years old.  From that beginning of about half a dozen teams in one age group, the League now provides football for boys and girls in Divisions from Under 7 right through to under 18 and we currently have 153 teams and just over 2,000 players, the majority of whom live in Sefton but also some in West Lancashire and the northern part of Liverpool. The League Committee and all the Club Officials including Managers, Coaches and Physiotherapists etc. are volunteers.

Pictured above is founder member Gerry Trisconi

The League is a Football Association accredited Charter Standard League in that the Football Association recognises that the League is well run and sustainable with child protection and safety paramount. The Football Association also recognises the League’s commitment to coaching and player and coach development and to raising the standards of behaviour in the game through the Association’s RESPECT policy which embraces the ethos of Respect encompassing players, club officials and spectators and Referees. The League has also received a Bronze Respect Award from the Football Association and is currently working towards the Silver Award.

The League is actively encouraging players in the League to take up Refereeing and boys and girls are allowed to become Referees at the age of 14. However, the cost of the Referee’s Training Course, the cost of the Referee’s affiliation to the local County Football Association and the purchase of Referee’s Kit can place a financial burden on some families so the League Committee would wish to encourage youngsters to take up Refereeing by giving a grant towards the costs involved and they anticipate using the £500 in this respect.

Organisation secretary, Brian Rimmer, who completed the form online was absolutely delighted and stated that the funds would make a great difference to junior football throughout the borough. The VCF mapping project is intended to be used as a Sefton VCF directory by funders and policymakers throughout the area.

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