An ongoing series of informational entries to highlight some of the great work we are doing in the community.


Ferryhill Community Hub FC (FSEC’s Sunday morning football team) faced their toughest challenge of the season when they come up against Lumley in the semi-final of the Stepys coaches trophy.

From the outset the game was a fierce contest, with challenges flying in from both teams. Ferryhill started the strongest with Tyler Marquis causing all sorts of trouble down the right flank with his pace. The breakthrough came from a lovely move by Ferryhill down the right-hand side which was neatly finished off by Brad Wilkinson to put the boys 1-0 up. However, Lumley were looking very dangerous from set pieces and they eventually equalised through a corner. The game shifted in Lumley’s favour and Ferryhill were forced into a period of defending. Dean Halpin pulled off some fantastic saves to keep the scores level. As Lumley pushed forward, they left themselves open to a counter attack which Ferryhill exploited. Liam Wright found himself charging through on goal only to have Lumley’s keeper handle outside the box giving Ferryhill a free-kick in a dangerous position. Jake Price stepped up and slotted in a very cheeky shot under the wall and into the back of the net. 2-1 up at half time!

Ferryhill came out for the second half with high spirits knowing they were only 45 minutes away from their first final. We continued to play some mouth-watering football with our midfield trio of Neil, Kyle and Jake bossing it. Liam and Tyler were constant threats down the wings and the two linked up for Ferryhill’s third goal. Liam with the run and pull back to Tyler who slotted it home. Ferryhill’s fourth and final goal came from Alex “Hooch” Quinn who broke through the defence and rounded the keeper to send Ferryhill flying into the final!!

4-1 the final score. Man of the Match - Tyler Marquis (Lumley’s right back is still having nightmares about him). 

Ferryhill face Spennymoor Volti in the final. Date TBA.

We saved thousands with One Unite Partnership which helped us set up a Saturday morning football academy.

Ferryhill Sport and Education Centre saved thousands on energy bills before being further rewarded with a cheque for £5,000 after teaming up with a North East not-for-profit social enterprise.

One Unite Partnership saved the centre £14,473 over three years by helping them switch their gas and electric.

The cheque for £5,000 represented the money the partnership received from commissions.

This resulted in a total of £19,473 being put back into the local community.

The Birtley based not-for-profit social enterprise is a new-to-the-market business idea set up to support the third sector.

It specialises in sourcing better deals on utilities and saved the community centre money through saving energy.

The money went towards setting up a Saturday morning football academy for the local community.