MARINE FOOTBALL CLUB
* FOOTBALL FOUNDATION COMMUNITY CLUB OF THE YEAR 2009 & 2010
* UNIBOND LEAGUE CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010
Marine Football Club have good links with the following organisations who help with community projects: One Vision Housing in Netherton, Merseyside Fire Support Network, The Criminal Records Bureau in India Buildings, Liverpool City Council's Cleansing Department and the Inland Revenue.
Radio Merseyside have also helped us and we have forged links with Liverpool FC and Everton FC over the Boots for Africa appeal. The Boots for Africa appeal raised awareness of football in Africa and clubs were asked to donate old (or new) boots to the appeal for young children. In 2009, Marine donated 505 pairs and in 2010, with thanks to all the individuals and the organisations mentioned above, Marine donated 919 pairs to the appeal - more than any other football club! Marine worked in partnership with the world's oldest football club Sheffield FC to send the boots to Africa.
The Club also works with local radio station Dune 107.9 FM who actively promote Marine Results live on the air on matchdays. The radio station also help to promote club events.
The Club has regular contact throughout the season with 14 local primary schools and six secondary schools. We run a penalty shoot out tournament throughout the season for 12 of the schools. 25 schools helped with the Boots For Africa Appeal.
Marine also encourages school children to come to matches by allowing free admission for primary school pupils and £20 season tickets for secondary pupils. The Club also runs weekly childrens football coaching sessions throughout the season. Community Soccer Days are held throughout the season and can include live music from a local school (weather permitting) plus other family fun.
The club have now launched the Marine AFC Coaching in the Community which will hold soccer camps and coaching activities - details here:
We also have regular contact with the Augustinian Nuns from the Park Guest House in Waterloo. We let them have a 3/4 page advert in our match programme throughout the season which advertises their guest house and we let them have a bucket collection at our community days.
In 2010 and 2011, Marine supporters helped raise funds for the Jospice in Thornton by taking part in the Ladies Midnight Walk dressed as women. This has donated a five figure sum to the hospice which specialises in looking after people who are terminally ill.
Peter McCormack has raised funds for the Plaza Community Cinema by organising a Sefton's Got Talent competition. Over £600 was raised for Crosby's only cinema. Peter was also responsible for raising funds for MS Trust by organising and taking part in a bike ride to Nantwich Town in 2010 along with six other Marine fans.
Peter also completed the Coast to Coast ride (St. Bees to Robin Hood's Bay) with then manager Kevin Lynch and friends from Arriva North West in May 2011, again in aid of the MS Trust.
The Club also hold regular fundraising quiz nights and race nights throughout the year to help raise awareness and funds for the appeal.
Marine have also donated part of the ticket proceeds from its successful Comedy Nights (first Thursday of the month) to local charity Crosby Riding for the Disabled.
Marine are now pleased to work in conjunction with Crosby Lions on many joint fundraising events.
Marine Football Club are always looking for new community partners, companies or organisations to work with. If you would like to work with Marine Football Club, please contact Secretary Richard Cross firstname.lastname@example.org