Metrolink and its network is one of the most successful light rail systems in the UK. Operating in Greater Manchester and carrying nearly 20 million passengers every year, it consists of three lines which converge in Manchester city centre and serve the surrounding towns of Bury, Altrincham and Eccles. In addition, as part of a multi million pound investment, several extensions to the system are currently under construction or have been proposed extending the transport system to East Didsbury, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham, Rochdale, Media City UK and Manchester Airport. Further potential extensions to Stockport and the Trafford Centre are envisaged.
Metrolink are extremely active in their support of grassroots football with many joint initiatives taking place that have resulted in hundreds of footballers and their families benefiting from the relationship. This includes a positive and visible presence each and every month during the season via the Metrolink Team of the Month Award.
Other examples of support include:
- Free travel to footballers and families who have received awards in recognition for their efforts in developing the game.
- Sponsorship of the annual Grassroots Fundraiser Dinner
- Funding support for Grassroots Coaching Courses
- 2011/12 Youth County Cup Finals Sponsor
This partnership has an exciting future ahead with the expansion of the Metrolink network into key areas of football participation. If you would like to nominate your team or club for the next Metrolink Team of the Month, complete the very quick application form, download below.