Big Dunc to coach youngsters for charity

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EVERTON legend and current first team coach, Duncan Ferguson, is offering his support to an upcoming charitable ‘Soccer Clinic’. Big Dunc, who made 239 appearances for the Club before taking up a role in the back-room staff at Goodison Park, will be coaching youngsters in aid of Mane Chance Sanctuary. The session is open to footballers of all abilities aged 9 -14 and will take place on Saturday 24th June at JMO Sports Park, Skelmersdale. All proceeds will go towards Mane Chance Sanctuary, which offers relief for children and vulnerable people through therapeutic equine work, as well as working to alleviate the suffering of animals. Ferguson, who will be leading the clinic with support from Everton in the Community (EitC) coaches, said: “Mane Chance Sanctuary has been running Soccer Clinics around the country for a couple of years and I’m delighted to be able to support them as they visit the North West. “Mane Chance Sanctuary is unique in the way that it supports both animals and people, so hopefully lots of young footballers will sign up and help the charity impact more lives than ever before. “EitC delivers an extremely high standard of football coaching 12 months of the year and I’m sure that, together, we can put on a fun and engaging session for everyone who attends.” The charity’s ‘Soccer Clinic’ will be grouped into three sessions for 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 year olds, each lasting two hours. Places are limited, meaning that for £30 your child will receive impactful coaching from Ferguson and the EitC team, as well as being able to walk home with a free football. Jenny Seagrove, founder of Mane Chance Sanctuary said; “To have Duncan Ferguson, an Everton FC icon, legend and first team coach lead our Soccer Clinic is totally amazing. He is an inspiration to us all and I am so grateful to him for giving his time to Mane Chance and the children and horses we help.” Entries close on Wednesday 14 June and you can register online at www.manechancesanctuary.org/soccer17 or email soccer@manechancesanctuary.org.