Giving young people Choysez

Morpeth Town FC Chairman Jim Smith with the children of Choysez outside Morpeth Town's Craik Park facility.
Morpeth Town FC Chairman Jim Smith with the children of Choysez outside Morpeth Town's Craik Park facility.

YOUNG people will benefit from a range of activities at a Morpeth football club through a new partnership.

Morpeth Town and Choysez have entered into an agreement where the youth of the Bedlington-based organisation can utilise, on a daily basis, the facilities at Craik Park.

The organisation was set up in 1988 by trustees of the Community Foundation to give those from difficult and underprivileged backgrounds the desire, enthusiasm and confidence to make positive decisions for themselves, which helps to raise their aspirations.

Football coaching and training, hiking, orienteering, cycling and forest trails are among the activities that will be carried out under the Choysez of Sports Partnership.

Choysez Managing Director Chris Conroy said: “We have been working with Morpeth Town Football Club for some time in setting up the use of the facility and it will be a huge bonus to all of the youngsters both on the sporting and educational front.

“We currently educate up to GCSE level and the standard and space of the clubhouse will bring advantages to us all — we will also be able to use it for presentations and award ceremonies.”