Pedley Returns to Harrogate as Primary Stars Coach

January 1, 2020

Michael Pedley, who played for Harrogate Town AFC in 2008/09 has returned to join the Community Foundation as our NEW Premier League Primary Stars Co-ordinator.

This new position has been made possibly by the support from the Premier League Charitable Fund, National League Trust and the Professional Football Association. Michael will be tasked with developing and co-ordinating the Community Foundations PE and School Sport Programme and develop links within local Primary Schools.

Community Foundation Development Manager Iain Service explains the importance of this appointment – ‘To have someone like Michael coming onboard to grow the schools programme will provide us with such a boost. He has a track record of delivering high quality PE in local primary schools as well as being a highly qualified football coach. We hope that Michael can continue our involvement in local schools and inspire and engage young people into being active.

Michael explains, “It is fantastic to be back at the club. It is evident to see on and off the pitch that the club is only going in one direction, certainly exciting times for the club and the town. I look forward to working within the local community, helping to contribute further to the great work already being done”.

Premier League Primary Stars is a National programme that works within schools to inspire and engage young people in to being active and learning new skills. Another key objective of the programme is to work with teachers and help improve their skills and confidences within teaching and delivering physical education.

Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation are extremely proud to deliver this programme and have the biggest possible impact within the local community.

If you have any questions about our schools programme or have any ideas of ways in which we can engage and inspire school children please contact:

Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation work within the District using the power of physical activity to empower, motivate and inspire individuals to improve mental health and well being. The Foundation delivers a number of programmes that engage local people in positive activities.

For more information about the Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation please visit our website –


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