Wealdstone FC to forge links with Ruislip High School

Wealdstone FC to forge links with Ruislip High School {http://www.ruisliphigh.com/}

As part of its developing community programme with local groups and organisations, Wealdstone Football Club is currently working with Ruislip High School to build sporting links for those pupils with an interest in playing football or to engage with the football club in a supporting capacity.
Ruislip High School was opened as a new build in September 2006 and is based in Sidmouth Drive, Ruislip Manor. The school was recently rated by Ofsted as ‘an outstanding school’

Key aims of the link up will include Stanmore College/ Wealdstone FC Scholarship members attending and assisting with Ruislip High School training sessions during the season. Stones first team management, led by Manager Gordon Bartlett, will run coaching sessions that will also involve the school’s teaching staff.

Wealdstone FC will invite pupils from the school take part in home match day events that are run during the season, including opportunities to act as mascots and ball-boys and girls.

Ruislip High School pupils will receive a card from the club entitling them to free admission to Ryman Football League matches at Wealdstone’s new base at The Vale, and, In addition, an accompanying parent will be admitted at a reduced price. Stones will provide the opportunity for Ruislip High School teachers and/or Parents’ Association to use the facilities at Ruislip Social Club as much as possible for social, fund-raising and other events.
Wealdstone FC’s Juniors Liaison Manager, Mark Lloyd said: ‘This is an excellent affiliation for the school and the club and we will be working closely together to build a strong relationship’. Headteacher of Ruislip High School, John Goulborn said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for the school in our early stages of development. It is yet another example of the school being “in the community, and for the community”. We are looking forward to working with Wealdstone FC and developing a really meaningful partnership.’