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Shelley FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/SPORTYORKSHIRE 1 Shelley COMMUNITY FOOTBALL CLUB S helley CFC does a fine job of providing people within their community with the opportunity to play football in a safe and enjoyable environment. Sport Yorkshire Magazine recently caught up with their Youth Head Coach Damo Southwell to find out more. Involvement He told us, “I have been involved with Shelley CFC now for ten seasons, firstly as a player then moving into a coaching role for the last four years and now becoming the Youth Head Coach at the club. I was first attracted to the club by a close friend who told me about the club’s ambition to be one of the top clubs in West Yorkshire within a five year period, and also how they wanted to grow the club from having two teams in 16 Issue 01 the adult league to having a successful youth set up too.” The Role “The most challenging aspects of my role would be trying to find sponsors because without them or their financial backing then I don’t believe Shelley or any club would survive. The most rewarding aspect for me would have to be all the kids enjoying themselves playing the sport they love every week and that for me is something that all our coaches at the club should be proud of because without me or them then the kids wouldn’t be able to play football.” Atmosphere “The general mood at the club at the moment is really good; we have had a lot of ground improvements happen recently to help the club move forward so that it entitled us to enter our 1st team in to the North East Countries League this season.