Sports’ Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, visits the COGs – 26th January 2017.

On 26th January 2017, Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch MP visited the COGs, after an invite from our local MP, Henry Smith.   Tracey Crouch, a keen player herself, was interested to see the development of the concept of “older” ladies learning to play football and learn how the sessions have had an impact on the ladies.

Tracey and Henry were given a guided tour of the Checkatrade Stadium, by Carol Bates and Amy Fazackerley, and met General Manager, Bruce Talbot and Operations Director, Kelly Derham before being welcomed, in the Redz Bar, to speak to the participants of the upcoming session. Tracey was impressed with the affect COGs has had on the ladies and was inspired to go back to her constituency to talk about starting up some of their own sessions.  The COGs were also invited to attend a charity tournament in Kent to promote wellbeing and show how older women can learn to play football.


Since her visit, Tracey has kept her word and has been encouraging local women to get involved, after being inspired by the COGs, Keep up the good work, Tracey!

Thank you to Henry Smith, MP for organising the visit, which was a great success.

Read Henry’s Report here:

Tracey Crouch wrote on her Facebook page about her visit.  You can read the inspiring post here: