Friday, July 27, 2007

United boss makes it a special night

Source: North East Manchester Advertiser

DELAMERE Rangers under 13s had a special guest helping them prepare for the new season in a new league.

Karl Marginson, team manager of FC United, took the Gorton and Openshaw club’s regular Tuesday training session in Abbey Hey as they got set to embark on their first season in the Stockport Metro League after several successful years in the Reddish and District League.

Former Macclesfield Town striker Karl said: “Delamere Rangers are a great example of what ordinary people can do for their community. In their relatively short existence they have grown from one small team to have 10 teams, and it is an honour to have them as an associate club.”

Club secretary and coach Paul Peters said: “Karl was superb. His professionalism was obvious, but his enthusiasm is what impressed me most.”

Karl, in partnership with Delamere coach Lee Rattigan, and Manchester City Council, has recently been involved in delivering coaching sessions to youngsters on the Ryder Brow estate in Gorton.

The next scheme there is due to run in the school holidays.

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First published by the North East Manchester Advertiser