Local IT firm Keysource is helping Horsham Sparrows FC to increase the number of its qualified coaches. This ensures that its players of all ages have the best training and football experience possible.
As part of its Community Charter status Horsham Sparrows is required to have qualified coaches leading each of its teams. A donation from Horsham-based firm Keysource has recently enabled five club members to train to Level One of the Football Association’s training programme over two weekends. A total of 16 candidates completed the course, which was run by FA coach Roger Crouch and held at Southwater Leisure Centre.
In addition to teaching football training techniques the course covers areas such as child welfare and first aid combining both practical and classroom elements. The participants included club volunteers, parents, current coaches and five players from the under-18 girls team. In addition the club generously provided two places to another local team, Horsham Tigers FC.
Simon King, Club Secretary at Horsham Sparrows FC said: “We are entirely volunteer-run and non-profit-making so we rely heavily on goodwill and sponsorship to pursue initiatives of this sort that benefit the club and local community.
Rob Elder, Director at Keysource commented: “Horsham Sparrows is a fantastic club with dedicated volunteers committed to bringing a great football experience to the community. We are very happy to have been able to contribute once again this year.”
Sponsor Keysource is based at North Heath Estate in Horsham, and is a leading specialist in the design, build, and management of data centres.
Report and picture contributed by James Parker, Weston Partnership.