Helping The Next Generation
On Friday evening Blackpool legends from varying eras flocked to Bloomfield Road to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Sir Stanley Matthews' birth.
The Blackpool legend's daughter Jean Gough was also in attendance, taking time out from working with the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation.
With Jimmy Armfield as President, the foundation was established in 2001 and continues to help young people get involved in sport.
The Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation is pledging to help more than 10,000 young people in Sir Stan’s Centenary Year 2015.
The Foundation aims to achieve this by giving each youngster access to high-class sporting experience in their local schools and sports clubs.
Regardless of ability, they encourage personal and social development through participation of sporting activities, and over the past eight years have helped many thousands of young people to participate in sport.
Their next five years are committed to moulding 500 coaches to continue the legacy of Sir Stanley Matthews.
All of the coaches and pupils benefit from learning the Stanley Matthews approach to playing and learning with integrity and fairness.
To reach their goal the Foundation aims to raise more than £100,000 through a series of high-profile events throughout the year.
For more information on the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation click HERE.