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Marine In The Community

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: Progress Schools , Elite Academy, Boots for Africa,, KitAid.


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 Bliss 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.


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 have now launched the Marine AFC Academy in partnership with Elite Academy, providing pathways for 16 year old school leavers in to football and education. For more details contact Elite at www.eliteschools.co.uk or on twitter @EliteSchools1


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 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 richard@marinefc.com

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