Curzon helping the community while battling for a play-off spot
Wednesday 20th December 2017 @ 12:51 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Football Sports

A lot has happened over the last 12 months for Curzon Ashton, and with improvements for the club appearing on and off the pitch, it seems the Ashton lads are heading in the right direction towards some major success.

Since a lower half of the table finish last season, The Nash have had some departures and arrivals coming in and out of the ranks at the Tameside Stadium.  With forward Max Leonard leaving the club to go to AFC Telford United, manager John Flanagan brought back fan favourites, Ryan Brooke to lead the attack up front, and Jamie Scott to add a bit more solidity at the back.

With the arrival of new players coming to the Tameside Stadium over summer, combined with a forward thinking philosophy behind the scenes, Curzon have given the opportunity for supporters to see the talent by giving away free season tickets to children under 11. This new initiative is to hopefully allow Curzon Ashton to recruit the next generation of young footballers.

A great idea from the Ashton side, who have been working closely with Active Tameside to help reward the supporters. Improving the attendances at the Tameside Stadium is always good for Curzon, and encouraging the younger generation of aspiring footballers to get involved is a fantastic initiative for Tameside as a community.

2017 has also showed that The Nash have wanted to reward the loyal fans who kept the attendance numbers at a great level during the 2016/17 season. Chief Executive of Curzon Ashton, Natalie Atkinson, told Active Tameside’s website: “Our fans were brilliant last season, so it’s only fair that we reward their loyalty by freezing ticket prices”.

The club’s community outreach continued over the festive period, where a number of first team players, including Jonno Hunt, Cameron Mason and Dan Shaw, delivered Christmas presents to children suffering in Tameside Hospital. What’s more, Curzon are preparing to open the doors of the Tameside Stadium to the homeless who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone or isolated.

Curzon have a tough period of games over the Christmas and New Year period and are hoping to end 2017 in a play-off position. The next three games are crucial for the lads in blue with  big clashes against Stockport County, and back-to-back games against Bradford Park Avenue quickly creeping around the corner. The results that The Nash get from these games will more than likely dictate where they finish this season.

 

By, Jack Lynch