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Cherries: Star duo prove they can kick it
Published : 18 May 2010 07:00:00
CHERRIES star Mark Molesley and former team-mate Scott Guyett have embarked on a venture aimed at raising money for charity and bringing football into schools. The pair, along with the club's football in the community team led by Steve Cuss, are taking their powerstrike' machine into local schools in a bid to increase interest in the sport and provide fun for all. All the children in each school get the opportunity to kick a ball into the powerstrike inflatable, with each effort measured by a speedometer. The participants all receive certificates, while there are prizes for those with the hardest shot and the children who manage to raise most money. Popular Dean Court midfielder Molesley said: We've set it up as a company but the main thing is to get out in the community, raising money for the schools and charities. Some of the players will be getting out to the schools so we're hoping to raise money and also have a good effect on the club. It's an exciting and fun day for the school. Everybody gets an opportunity and has fun. There is no cost or hassle to the school. We go into an assembly and tell them about the day and then the children go away and get sponsored. The school and charity get money and we take some money as well. We have to pay coaches to go there, so it is not a massive profit-making company it is more for the community. So far, powerstrike' has visited Baden-Powell and St Peter's school and Longfleet School. Molesley, who thanked Cherries director Adam Murry for his assistance in setting up the venture, revealed that the first charity set to benefit would be Julia's House, Dorset's only hospice dedicated to children with life-limiting conditions. If you would like Cherries to visit your school or club with powerstrike', contact AFCB Community Sports Trust chief Steve Cuss on 01202 726342.