Ashton Community Science College, 2018 Open Your Space Award Finalists

Vicki Simpson, Springfield’s FC Secretary, nominating Ashton Community Science College, Preston

Springfield’s FC is a community club.  We have been offering grassroots football for all in a fun, safe, secure environment since 1948 and currently have teams competing in a range of leagues throughout Lancashire. Being able to hire Ashton Community Science College’s facilities has been a real lifeline for the local community where there is a severe lack of pitches and a high density of social housing.

Without access to the quality facilities provided by the School, it would be difficult to provide grassroots football to the local area.   The 3G all-weather pitch means that we never have to skip a practice due to bad weather.  Giving young people in our area access to sports has not only encouraged them to be healthy and active but has also kept them out of trouble. Football engages them in something proactive; helping them to cultivate healthy, social connections with other kids and improve their self-esteem. We’re so grateful to ACSC, it is a valuable contributor to our community.

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