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COMMUNITY | Kids Christmas Party

The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium will be getting into the festive spirit over the coming weeks and Sunday 10th December will see us welcome a special visitor - with Santa Claus making an appearance. There’ll be plenty fun during the afternoon with a quiz, raffle and refreshments available including a disco for the little ones.

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FA TROPHY | Second half comeback secures 1st round place

A second half comeback completed by a 89th minute Josh O'Keefe winner secured Chorley a place in the draw for the first round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

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PREVIEW | Grantham Town

The Magpies travel to Lincolnshire on Saturday to take on promotion-chasing Grantham Town in the final qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

Matt Jansen's side will be looking to build on their impressive cup exploits so far this season, and reach the first round proper for the fourth time in six years.

In their way are the free-scoring Gingerbreads, who lead the Evo-Stik Premier Division goal charts with 46 in 21 games. Adam Stevens' men sit third in the northern section of the seventh tier, three points off top spot.

Road trip: Over the last three seasons the Magpies have won three and lost three on their travels to Lincolnshire.

In-form: The Gingerbreads have won seven straight games in all competitions, and lost just one of their last 13.

Varied: Chorley have been knocked out at a different stage of the FA Trophy in each of the last five seasons (1RQ, 3R, 2R, 3RQ, 1R).

Potent: Lee Shaw, Grantham's 28-goal man from last season, has already scored 21 goals this season, including eight in his last six appearances.

Signed on: Of the 16 players included in Chorley's last FA Trophy squad, against Guiseley last December, 13 remain at the club.

LATEST NEWS | Magpies work together with Chorley Council

Chorley Football Club and Chorley Council came together this week in an effort to fight against domestic violence.

Chorley Council were recently granted white ribbon status following recognition of its wider ranging and effective action against domestic abuse. The White Ribbon Campaign is an international movement of men taking a stand against violence against women.

Men who support the campaign wear a white ribbon as a symbol that they oppose violence against women. Chorley councillor Paul Walmsley said: “We have been working extremely hard to take effective action against domestic abuse so it is wonderful to have been awarded with White Ribbon Status. We have formed a strong relationship with Chorley FC who have helped us in promoting a positive culture amongst fans and players about what White Ribbon really stands for.”

"Over the next two years we aim to work harder to raise awareness to support victims and for more people to support the campaign. As well as raising awareness for the White Ribbon campaign we also aim to acknowledge all types of domestic abuse whatever gender to take a stance against it and support those affected.”

White Ribbon accreditation is recognition of the amount of proactive work which is being undertaken across the borough. Chorley Council has several events coming up which aim to raise awareness of the White Ribbon campaign by asking people to sign the pledge against domestic abuse. White Ribbon day falls on Saturday 25 November and will be marked by a Market Stall on Chorley’s Tuesday Markets on Tuesday 28 November. Both Victim Service and Clare House will be with Chorley Council encouraging members of the public to sign the pledge and raise awareness of domestic abuse.

On Saturday 9 December Chorley Council will be working with the Magpies at Victory Park to encourage men to sign the pledge against domestic abuse. If you would like to sign the pledge online visit: www.whiteribbon.co.uk.

COMMUNITY | January Soccer School

Over ever-popular Soccer School took place recently with 70 children in attendance. Catering for boys and girls aged 5 to 12 years old, our holiday based courses are highly popular for children of all abilities.

Giving participants the chance to learn the fundamentals of the beautiful game, with professional coaches. Chorley FC provide a safe environment for children to learn new skills, improve technique whilst having lots of fun at the same time. We also offer specific goalkeeper sessions which take place at Southlands High School.

During the week the children made a special visit to Goodison Park, home of Everton FC. Orgainser David Murgatroyd said: “It was a fantastic occasion for all the children and coaches. We was looked after exceptionally well and I’d like to thank everyone at the club plus former director Andy Neild. Our lunch took place in the Brian Labone Lounge which was then followed by a trip round the megastore before finally meeting legend Ian Snowden. He was a wonderful man, who gave us a tour around the stadium before a question and answer session in the media room, which was enjoyed by everyone.”

He added: “It was a great trip and one the children will remember for a long time. Our Soccer Schools not only give our youngsters the chance to take part in physical activities during the school holidays, but help practice their football skills. It also gives them the opportunity to socialise with friends, and even interact and work together with new people from different schools or football teams.”

Don’t forget our next sessions take place during the start of January 2018. To book David on: 07804 145055 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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