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Horsfall relishing Fuse Football challenge

22 January 2015

Fuse Football is a new state-of-the-art-football centre

Fleetwood Town Football Club have recently appointed Mick Horsfall as centre facilities manager for Fuse Football at the new training ground at Poolfoot Farm.

Horsfall brings with him years of experience in the industry having set-up a successful five-a-side company in Blackpool, as well as further work across Lancashire and beyond.

It’s a Club he knows well having been a part of the youth team coaching set-up with Steve Carlin and Mark Bowley before spending two years working in Germany.

A familiar face in Fylde football circles, Horsfall admits he’s happy to be back with the Cod Army and is relishing the challenge ahead.

He said: “I’m tasked with building the brand and creating partnerships with Fylde businesses and Fylde footballers, so I’m really looking forward to the challenge as it should be an exciting one.

“Phase one is in fruition now, but plans for phase two and three are still being put in place, and once it’s completed it will be an amazing facility for everyone to use.”

Asked for his hopes and ambitions in the long run as well as what attracted him to this particular role, he replied.

“The biggest attraction was the potential of what it can bring not just as a business but the potential of what it can do for the players.

“I’m looking at it as much from a commercial aspect as I am a development tool in order to bring players up to a good level, and hopefully provide footballers for Fleetwood Town.

“I’ve already named the concept at the facility as the new ‘Home of Football on the Fylde’ where people can identify what we’re trying to do as being for the good of the player rather than trying to get as many people through the doors and making as much money as you can.

“This concept is more about the people and us doing things for them, so we’re hoping that we’ll have partnerships with all of the grassroots clubs, leagues and the LFA in a couple of years.”

In addition to developing young footballers, Fuse Football will cater for all aspects of the local community, and Horsfall hopes to see as many people turn out and play.

“The children who will be playing there are a big part of it because they’re the legacy, but in terms of other offerings we’ve obviously got the usual pitch bookings, casual play and we’re setting up leagues to allow people to have that competitive element.

“There’s a massive market for it so if we pitch it at the right price and offer the right service then I’m sure people will want to be part of it and grow the brand from there.”

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