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Shelley “Stafflex first got involved with Shelley Community Football Club in 2016. We have a long tradition of sponsoring local projects across a wide range of activities and as the club is recognised as a hub for sports in the local area, we thought it would be a great opportunity to get involved. Huddersfield’s own recruitment agency We haven’t been around since 2000 by chance. We’ve forged long-term relationships with our customers in the education, office, industrial and engineering sectors, filling temporary and permanent roles quickly and easily to take the strain out of recruiting. The commitment shown by the club in helping grassroots sports, community groups and especially the disabled is simply breath-taking and we know that every penny of our investment will go in to making a real difference at grassroots level. We follow the club’s progress regularly through their social media and we are delighted to see that they are holding their own after securing promotion last year. From everyone at Stafflex we would like to wish the club all the best in the future and we look forward to continuing our support with the club.” Nemi Alexis, Marketing Executive at Stafflex Everyone that comes to our club always speak very highly of our facilities and how well we maintain it so that every game can be played every week. We also have a very good working relationship with Barnsley FC as we run their Development Centre at our Storthes Hall Facilities for children aged 6-11 years old, so with this the club has always got a good mood about it.” This Season “This season we have grown our junior section to the biggest it’s ever been. We have over twenty junior teams ranging from U7s – U18s; we also have an U19s team and four adult teams respectively. We are also partnering with Mini Kicks section for children age 2-6 years old in April which will let us then feed into our U7s section. We also have links with Huddersfield Town Ladies FC who are a partner on the facility with us and they also provide football to girls from the age of 10. We also now provide walking football to over 50s which has been a huge success this season for us and alongside this we played our first Shelley Vets team last month against the local Huddersfield University Side with Shelley coming out 5-2 winners. We will be looking at keeping the Vets team 01484 35 10 10 (24hr) Proud to support Shelley Community Football Club running on a monthly basis moving forward. So for me everyone associated with Shelley CFC from coaches, part time volunteers, parents, kids this season so far has been a success.” 2019 “Our plans were to finish all our ground improvements which is very important to the club so that our first team could make the step up on the football pyramid into the Countries football league. The first team alone have their eyes set on finishing in the top half of the table in their first season in their countries league. We also want all our teams from juniors to seniors to finish the season well, and build to offer even more opportunities for local children and adults to benefit from the use of the facility.” Youth “Youth football is very important to the club; we have over 350 children signed on with us this season from Aged 5 to 18 and without them then there would be no youth football at our club. All our coaches are FA Qualified and this for us is important so that we can give our all players the best possible coaching at our club. We also have links with Barnsley FC and Huddersfield Town Ladies FC. We see building a successful youth programme to be vital in sustaining participation in the adult game.” 17