The readers of this weblog will know of our interest in football, this is Manchester after all, and the split in the membership is probably 50-50 reds and light blues. So a nice news story about co-ops & footie :
"Porthmadog Football Club in Gwynedd has secured funding from The Co-operative Loan Fund to build a new hub for its local community. The social club - which will be adjoined to the Porthmadog FC stadium - will provide a welcome point for football fans and tourists to the area, and it will also act as a community centre for local residents to enjoy and utilise for events."
Porthmadog are in the Welsh Premier League and finished mid-table last season. As usual TNS, ( now called The New Saints since the sponsorship deal ended) were champions again so they play a few games in the UEFA Champions League.
Story here at Co-ops UK
Official Site - Porthmadog Football Club / Porthmadog Clwb Pel Droed