Described as the first ever inclusive women’s and non-binary football club in Manchester, Manchester Laces have been given a game-changing football boost by award-winning homebuilder Miller Homes, who are building new apartments and houses nearby to where the club plays in the Greater Manchester region.
The donation comes following a call out on social media by the club, who expressed they were left with just 16 footballs for a club with 150 regular players. Responding to this, Miller Homes has donated footballs that will enable them to continue playing games twice weekly in Manchester, making a big difference to the club.
Manchester Laces launched in April this year and offers sessions to those of all adult ages and abilities. Founded by Helen Hardy, the club is the first in Manchester to welcome women and non-binary players alike.
The contribution comes as Miller Homes brings new homes very close to where the team plays at Novus.
Novus is an exciting collection of 2-4 bedroom houses and 1-2 bedroom apartments on Chester Road in Stretford, the homes feature modern open-plan layouts, with the apartments boasting an impressive specification that sees kitchen appliances, flooring, a fitted wardrobe and downlighters all included within the purchase price.
Clare Noakes, Sales Director for Miller Homes in the North West, said: “Being such a local club, we really wanted to support Manchester Laces with the footballs that they needed. We hope the players make good use of them and enjoy their games.”
Helen Hardy, founder of Manchester Laces adds: “We were so thankful that Miller Homes stepped up to cover the cost of the footballs after (don’t ask how) we managed to lose 80 balls since we launched the club! The donation has been game changing for us.”
The sales centre and show home at Novus is now open by appointment only, 7 days a week, 10:30am until 5:30pm. It is located on Chester Road, Stretford, M32 0YA and you can find out more on the Miller Homes website. Interested house hunters are invited to pre-book appointments online or to call 0330 162 3986 to arrange over the phone.