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PNE Community And Education Trust Nominated At North West Football Awards

13 November 2017

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PNE Community and Education Trust have been nominated as a finalist for the Community Club of the Year all other leagues category at tonight's North West Football Awards.

The award, which recognises the outstanding work done by football clubs in the community for the 2016/17 season sees the Community and Education Trust nominated for the second year in a row having also reached the same stage last year.

The category saw a record breaking amount of nominations entered this year, and the Trust is delighted to announce it has been nominated for the award which will be presented on Monday 13th November at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester.

Just some of the work the Trust has been recognised for includes delivering its Premier League Primary Stars Programme to 2,161 unique participants in primary schools across Preston, with 768 of those impressively through extra-curricular activity.

In addition, the Trust facilitated just under 1,000 player appearances in the community last season whilst 325 hours of respite was provided to parents or carers of disabled people.

To see why the Trust has been nominated as a finalist, watch the video above for just a segment of activities that were hosted by the PNE Community and Education Trust during 2016/17.

Speaking of the nomination, Head of Community Andy Haythornthwaite said: “The fact we have been nominated for the second year in a row - with consideration of the competition in the area exemplifies the excellent service we are continuing to provide for the City of Preston and its surrounding areas.

"As we continue to increase our footprint in the area, our engagement with participants - of which varies from ages four to 94 - is continuing to make a significant impact, both to the individuals and communities that we serve."

You can also find out more about what the community department does in Preston by visiting their page here.

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