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Name: An­drew Cow­ell – First Team Manager. What team / sports club are you in­volved with? Poyn­ton Foot­ball Club. What is your po­si­tion there? First Team Manager. How many mem­bers do you have? The club has 700. Un­for­tu­nately my play­ing days are now over. What do you en­joy most about it? Hav­ing played for a long time it would leave a big hole not to be in­volved in foot­ball on a Satur­day af­ter­noon.

We have a great set of lads and a fan­tas­tic team spirit but I’m very com­pet­i­tive so win­ning is the most en­joy­able as­pect and thank­fully we have done that a lot over the last two sea­sons.

I’m con­fi­dent that will con­tinue and we will win the Stock­port Cup and next sea­son the league. How of­ten do you train? We train once a week and have a short six-week break in the sum­mer. Where do you train? We train at Poyn­ton Sports Club and we have a tough fit­ness ses­sion fol­lowed by foot­ball drills and then prepa­ra­tion for the week­end’s game. What do you en­joy the most about your sport/po­si­tion there? Man­age­ment is re­ward­ing when it goes right – and lonely when it goes wrong – but if you can pro­vide ad­vice that makes the play­ers bet­ter in­di­vid­u­ally and col­lec­tively then it is re­ward­ing. Where and when do you meet? We train at 7.30pm-9pm on a Tues­day evening and then at 3pm on Satur­day, ei­ther on our own pitch or in some other part of Cheshire. What are the best things about Macclesfield? For me it has to be a foot­ball-re­lated an­swer and I al­ways en­joyed play­ing games at Moss Rose.

But also, the planned re­gen­er­a­tion works will be hugely pos­i­tive for the town cen­tre and re­ally help the re­tail­ers. What is the most mem­o­rable sport­sre­lated thing to have hap­pened to you? Sav­ing a penalty live on Ra­dio 5 in an FA Cup penalty shoot-out. What has been your great­est sport­ing achieve­ment? As a player I en­joyed win­ning leagues which I was luck­ily to do with a few clubs. Do you play any other sports? I just en­joy run­ning, stay­ing fit and play­ing golf. Any other in­for­ma­tion? Please come and sup­port our club. We ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery­one who comes and watches and lends their sup­port.

Poyn­ton Foot­ball Club Needs You!

Poyn­ton FC are look­ing for help to en­sure our vil­lage has a foot­ball club ca­pa­ble of pro­vid­ing es­sen­tial re­quire­ments, and a foot­ball team our com­mu­nity can be proud of. We are look­ing to mem­bers of the lo­cal com­mu­nity who have a pas­sion for foot­ball to help as vol­un­teers in the fol­low­ing po­si­tions:

Grounds­man – pitch main­te­nance

Match day of­fi­cial – sup­port the clubs man­age­ment team with match day prepa­ra­tion

Events co­or­di­na­tor – pro­mote club fundrais­ing events. Pro­mote our club within the lo­cal com­mu­nity

We would wel­come any­body who might be in­ter­ested to con­tact us via email at: poyn­tonfc @vir­gin­ or come down to see us at Poyn­ton Sports Club any Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Visit our web­site: www.poyn­

●» An­drew Cow­ell

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