Manchester Phoenix

Manchester Phoenix AFC

Manchester Phoenix AFC

I picked up an interesting story on Twitter last night from a club I knew nothing of – Manchester Phoenix AFC who are raffling off the sponsorship of their magnificent new kits. Yes, I had heard of this before but it was interesting to be involved in a real-time event. There are still a few spots left so if you are interested in getting involved make contact with Zoe Beck, as below.

I contacted Zoe to know more and she sent me a most interesting personal reply.

“Steve, our club Manchester Phoenix AFC was formally known as Old Trafford United FC based in the Greater Manchester Area. I took over the club in October 2020 and decided that I wanted to rebuild the club and become more community focused.

We started on a little field in Sale, Manchester with only 6 players and since I’ve been in charge we now have a First and Second Men’s open age Teams from 18 years up and the club has currently around 80 members made up of players and volunteers. We have this year partnered up with an amazing community based charity known as 0161 community who promote a strong, unified Mancunian working class identity – people of all backgrounds uniting to take control of their neighbourhoods. They seek to empower the unheard and provide youth with skills, guidance and confidence. They have two hubs where they provide sanitary products, clothes, food and toys for children. They also provide free activities for kids such as Boxing, Art, Football and music.

So throughout this year we will be fundraising and raising as much awareness for them. As Chairlady if you had told me this time last year I would be running a football club, I would most probably have laughed, but it really is the most enjoyable experience. The buzz of being at the side of the pitch is like a experience I can’t explain.  It has its ups and downs but I wouldn’t change a thing. I have a great team behind me in the form of President and First Team Manager Nigel, Club Secretary Tom and Vice Secretary CJ and Second Team Manager Grant and his assistant manager Aaron. And my players are not just my players they’re like my sons and whilst I’m chair I’m going to do my very best for them, as they do for me when they step out into the pitch.”

If this resonates with you, please contact Zoe and who knows for just £25 you could be the shirt sponsor in just the same way Carling and Guinness, Sharp and Chevrolet have been. Good Luck! I have also been asked to give a BIG shout out for GripActive who have been a great partner and have designed and produced this stunning kit.

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