Doncaster Business for the Community awarded the Des Rankine Soccer School £500.00 to help support its work with the young people in Doncaster.
The Soccer School provides football coaching and skills training to youngsters in parts of Intake, Wheatley and Hyde Park, Doncaster. Des runs the sessions at Doncaster College for the Deaf and they are well attended. The Soccer School has financial demands to meet, with the costs of, amongst other items, pitch fees, kit and equipment and the financial challenges have, at times, risked the future of the Soccer School.
“This donation from Doncaster Business for the Community helps secure our immediate future. The youngsters who attend learn skills, stay healthy, make friends and improve their confidence. It gives them a sense of pride and belonging and I am keen that this continues.”
Des Rankine – Des Rankine Soccer School Owner
Tim Shaw, Chair of the Charity Doncaster Business for the Community, said “The Soccer School play both a vital role in grassroots soccer and helping young people in the Community. Des has fantastic enthusiasm for what he does and how he wants those who attend to learn and develop, both in football and their daily lives. We are delighted to support Des on this occasion and help give certainty to the Soccer School’s future and enable their great work to continue.” Des is pictured, proudly wearing his Rovers shirt, receiving the donation from Tim with another Director of the Charity, Martin Wilmott.