Blues launch skills training


Chesterfield FC is offering budding youngsters an opportunity to enhance their football skills during the October half-term break.

And there is also the chance for them to brush up on the cycling skills at the B2net Stadium.

The Chesterfield FC Community Trust is again organising holiday activities at a number of locations in the North Derbyshire area and bookings are now being taken.

Half-term soccer camps are being staged at Dronfield Sports Centre, Brookfield Community School and Sharley Park Leisure Centre.

There will also be a goalkeeper camp at Hasland School while the Bikeability Level 1 event will be staged at the club’s Whittington Moor ground.

For full details, ring (01246) 209765 or email

Meanwhile, Chesterfield FC, in partnership with Bolsover District Council, is providing football coaching until December at three new Spireites Soccer Schools for boys and girls aged 5-11 at Clowne College campus (Sat 9.30am to 10.30am), Shirebrook Kissingate Leisure Centre (Fri 4-5pm) and Frederick Gent Sports Centre, South Normanton (Fri 5-6pm). To book call (01246) 593067.

l The Football League is celebrating Hospice Care Week this week and the Spireites have announced an event in support of Ashgate Hospice that will take place next year.

It is a joint fund raiser for both the CFC Community Trust and Ashgate Hospice with the return of the popular Chesterfield Community 5k run, administered by North Derbyshire Running Club, which finishes at the B2net on Sunday, June 17.