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Youngsters kick-off careers with ‘WellWednesday 08 February 2012
A group of North Lanarkshire young people are on the road to success after completing the Get into Sport and Leisure programme with The Prince’s Trust Scotland and Motherwell FC.
The twelve young people spent six weeks at Motherwell Football Club training and developing skills relating to sport and leisure as well as achieving a series of recognised accreditation. Eight young people have secured employment with the club and a further four are receiving continued work experience.
The young people received an excellent introduction to a career in the sport and leisure industry, covering all aspects from sports coaching and grounds keeping to hospitality and administration. The young people have also achieved a range of qualifications including Scottish Football Association Coaching Badges 1, 2 and 3, EqualSkills IT certificate, First Aid certificate, Community Sports Leader Award and participated in anti-sectarianism workshops.
In addition, the young people received valuable work experience with Motherwell Football Club, covering a range of business areas as well as coaching in local community sport centres.
The young people recently marked their achievements with a celebration event at the club for family and friends, where Motherwell Football Club’s Chief Executive Leeann Dempster and SPL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster addressed the guests.
Heather Gray, Director of The Prince’s Trust Scotland also attended the event and commented: “I am delighted the first Get into Sport and Leisure programme delivered in North Lanarkshire has been such a success. The combination of practical experience and industry qualifications has clearly given the young people a chance to excel and a real opportunity to get on the career ladder.
“There has never been a more pressing need to provide sustainable learning and development opportunities to young people. By working in partnership with Motherwell Football Club and the North Lanarkshire More Choices more Chances Partnership Group and pooling our knowledge and expertise, we are giving young people the best chance possible for a positive future.”
[pullquote]Motherwell Football Club through our Community Trust is committed to using the power of football and in particular the community focus of the club to fundamentally change the lives of people for the better.[/pullquote]
Jane Liddell, Head of Education Quality and Development at North Lanarkshire Council added: “We are delighted that Scotland’s first Get Into Sport and Leisure programme took place here in North Lanarkshire and had such positive outcomes for our young people. We are employing a range of strategies to ensure that at a time when youth unemployment is at an all time high, young people in North Lanarkshire receive the best guidance, training, support and opportunities to access the jobs that do exist. Our partnership with Motherwell FC and The Prince’s Trust has gone from strength to strength and the outstanding success of this programme is testament to that.”
Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive of Motherwell Football Club further added, “Motherwell Football Club through our Community Trust is committed to using the power of football and in particular the community focus of the club to fundamentally change the lives of people for the better.
“We have been delighted to work with The Prince’s Trust and the young people on Get into Sport and Leisure and we are really pleased to offer them employment opportunities with the Community Trust, many of them as community officers where they will be working across a range of health and wellbeing, and coaching initiatives.”
The Get into Sport and Leisure programme was supported by the North Lanarkshire Partnership, the Wood Family Trust and the European Social Fund.
St Mirren Tickets & TravelTuesday 07 February 2012
Fans are reminded that tickets for this Saturday’s match with St Mirren at St Mirren Park are available from the ticket office.
Tickets are priced at:
ADULTS: £20 CONCESSIONS: £10
- Concessions are listed as OAPs and Under 18s
- Fans who require wheelchair access should contact Sharon or John McCaskie on 01555 870122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – ticket price is £10.
- There will be a cash only booth open at St Mirren Park on the day of the match from 1pm until kick-off.
SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION COACHES
The bus for Paisley will leave the Bentley Hotel at 1.30pm. Phone Jim on (01698) 299650 or e-mail Christopher on email@example.com.
The Wishaw bus to St Mirren Park will leave at 1.15pm. To book seats please call Anne on 01698 384050/07878 062 614 or Andy on 07575 238 023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELLSHILL & DISTRICT BRANCH
The St Mirren bus will pick up at the Fir Park Club, Motherwell at 1.00pm, then Holytown War Monument at 1.10pm and finally the Carousel Bar, Bellshill at 1.20pm. To book seats, contact Brian Worton on 07763 061821.
The stadium is located close to Glasgow Airport and is easily accessible from the M8 motorway.
Exit the M8 at Junction 29 and take the first left at the roundabout on to the A726 towards Paisley. Turn right at the traffic lights on to Clark Street and then left on to Greenhill Road. The stadium will be clearly visible ahead.
There is a large car park at the ground but this is for pass holders only. Street parking is available on the side streets around the stadium though.
Several operators run buses which will take you within a five to 10 minute walk of the ground, including First service 9.
Further information and timetables are available online at www.firstgroup.com/glasgow.
Paisley St James station is served by trains from Glasgow and is just a short walk away from the ground.
Upon leaving the station, turn left on to Greenhill Road and the stadium will be clearly visible ahead.
Further information and timetables are available online at www.scotrail.co.uk.
TV: McCall happy with home drawMonday 06 February 2012
‘Well boss Stuart McCall admitted he was pleased to have been handed another home draw in this year’s Scottish Cup.
The Steelmen have faced both Queen’s Park and Morton in previous rounds, and former boss Billy Davies picked out another home encounter, this time against either Aberdeen or Morton.
And McCall admitted that having home advantage and avoiding the SPL league-leaders was his main priorities.
“If I am honest, my hope was to avoid Celtic and get a home draw,” he admitted.
“Listen, in the Quarter Finals, any game is going to be difficult and watching the highlights of the Queen of the South vs Aberdeen game, it looked a fairly even game.
“Queen’s hit them on the break and Aberdeen scored from a set-piece; they are a big, big side. We had a really tough game against them here and Craig has improved them in recent weeks. Gus (McPherson) actually gave us a DVD of their (Queen of the South) recent match with Morton so we’ve still got that in the locker – I don’t think we’ll be sending that back just yet!”
Scottish Cup Quarter Final drawMonday 06 February 2012
Motherwell have been drawn to face either Aberdeen or Queen of the South in the Quarter Final of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
The full draw:
Hearts or St Johnstone v St Mirren or Ross County
Ayr United or Falkirk v Hibernian
Dundee United v Celtic
Motherwell v Aberdeen or Queen of the South
Ties to be played on the weekend of March 10
TV: Law lauds proper approachSunday 05 February 2012
Nicky Law hailed his teammates for their professional approach and performance against Morton yesterday.
The Steelmen came up against the First Division side and there were a few who predicted a tough afternoon for Stuart McCall’s men.
But Motherwell came out the traps and raced into an incredible 5-0 half-time lead, including a goal from the former Rotherham midfielder.
And the 23-year old was full of praise for the way the Fir Parkers went about their job.
“It was the perfect afternoon all round really,” he said.
“We stared and finished the game well. The manager reiterated the need for a good start and the importance of a good attitude. If you’ve got that then you hope your talent comes out on top and that happened today.
“Everything fell into place, we got the early goal and played very well throughout I thought.”
TV: Goals from Fir ParkSunday 05 February 2012
Goals from Tom Hateley, Shaun Hutchinson, Henrik Ojamaa, Nicky Law and a Jamie Murphy double secure an emphatic 6-0 Scottish Cup win over Morton this afternoon.
TV: Hateley thrilled with goalSaturday 04 February 2012
Dead ball specialist Tom Hateley has spoken of his delight after his goal kick-started this afternoon’s 6 – 0 rout of Morton.
The Englishman curled in a goal direct from a corner, one of football’s more unusual sights, and after being famed for chipping in with assists all season, he was thrilled to get on the score sheet for the fourth time this season.
He said: “I’m delighted as I set them up more than I score.
“I scored direct from a corner when I was a lot younger but never since I’ve been a professional.
“It’s the area the gaffer wants me to put the ball in – if no-one touches it, it might go in. If it does go in, I’m more than happy to take the goal. They don’t come around too often!
“As long as the team is winning and if I’ve chipped in with the goal, I’m happy to do so.”
TV: McCall praises his sideSaturday 04 February 2012
‘Well boss Stuart McCall heaped praise on his side after their 6-0 demolishing of Morton in the Scottish Cup 5th Round.
The Steelmen roared into an incredible 5-0 interval lead courtesy of goals from Tom Hateley, Jamie Murphy, Shaun Hutchinson, Henrik Ojamaa and Nicky Law.
Jamie Murphy added a sixth after the interval to complete the rout and McCall praised the professionalism of his troops.
“It was a professional job, we asked at the beginning of the game for a high tempo as we couldn’t afford to go out and take liberties or we would be in for a rude awakening,” said McCall.
“We started well and got the goal directly from a corner which was quite unusual.
“I asked the lads not to take their foot off the gas and psychologically that sometimes happens. Credit to Morton, they stuck to the task.”
Morton win in picturesSaturday 04 February 2012
Pictures from the 6-0 win over First Division Greenock Morton in the William Hill Scottish Cup 5th Round at Fir Park.
These action shots and more are available to buy online at motherwellpics.com.