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Creating Chances Winner

Manchester United has chosen its winner from the National Application Process for the Premier League’s 2008/09 Creating Chances Places for Players programme.

| by Rachael Pilsbury

Creating Chances Winner

The Lower Kersal community centre will receive a Manchester United player visit and a £4,000 donation from the Premier League, to help fund their creche service and boost attendance at the centre among young men aged 18-25.

Creating Chances Places for Players is back for the second season running.  The programme joins together every Barclays Premier League club in a high profile initiative that uses star players to highlight the diverse and sheer quantity of community and good cause work carried out throughout the year by the 20 clubs.

From September to November the Premier League and its clubs turn the spotlight on this work and players from every club will be out in force up and down the country highlighting club community projects.  As part of this League-wide programme, one of the visits at each club has been made exclusively available to local not-for-profit organisations.  

Over the summer community groups, good causes and charities were invited to apply through a National Application Process to ‘win’ a Premier League player from their local club and £4,000 to raise awareness of the work that they do in their area. The entries poured in from all across the country and the winners for all 20 Barclays Premier League clubs have now been chosen.

Richard Scudamore, Chief Executive of the Premier League, said: “Football’s ability to inspire and engage communities is something that is now virtually universally accepted. What is less accepted is the sheer range, depth, quality and commitment work undertaken by the Premier League and our 20 member clubs. They are now working across a more diverse range of areas than ever, such as family learning, healthy eating, anti-social behaviour and tackling inequality.

“With this year’s Places for Players programme we wanted to show the Premier League’s continued commitment to the local communities of our clubs. I hope that the player visits and the £4,000 donations for our winners will help them to continue their fantastic work, leave a legacy in their community and help them achieve their long-term goals.”