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Stratford Town Independent Supporters Association buys tablets for academy students most in need




THE supporters' group for Stratford Town FC has stepped in to buy five new tablets for members of the club's academy to help with their education through lockdown.

Steven Burge, commercial manager at STFC, and Chris Simpson, chairman of the club's supporters' association, pictured with the new tablets that will go to five students of the club's academy.
Steven Burge, commercial manager at STFC, and Chris Simpson, chairman of the club's supporters' association, pictured with the new tablets that will go to five students of the club's academy.

Kindly donated by the Stratford Town Independent Supporters' Association (STISA), the tablets will allow the five academy students to continue their online learning as they strive to achieve their NCFE Diplomas.

STISA chairman Chris Simpson, who delivered the tablets, said: "When we heard about the scholars of the STFC Academy doing coursework on their mobile phones, myself and the committee were in unanimous agreement that we should help financially and purchase these iPads."

Steven Burge, commercial manager of the football club, added: "The club are very thankful to the STISA for supporting our academy by purchasing these tablets for the students who are most at need.

"It is essential that they are able to continue their studies remotely during this current lockdown period and make progress with their course work.

"We had looked to procure the tablets through a government grant but nothing had been made available, so we really appreciate the decision from the STISA committee to step in with their kind donation.”

The next open trial day for the Stratford Town Academy is being held at the Arden Garages Stadium on Wednesday, 24th March from 6pm to 8pm.

Places are filling up quickly and, due to Covid-19 restrictions, are limited.

To book a place or for more information email academy manager Ryan Simmonds at stratfordtownfc.academymanager@gmail.com

Anyone who wants to support the club by joining the STISA, more info can be found at https://stratfordtownisa.com/



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