About the Club
The Skem Men-Aces is a football team solely for adults with varying degrees of disabilities based in Skelmersdale.
We have been in existence since July 2009 and whilst the club grows at 40+members the phone continues to ring and its popularity goes from strength to strength. We have had tremendous success over our few short years and have been featured on TV, local radio stations including BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE and the local papers on a weekly basis. We have also been featured in the famous Readers Digest and winning the national award for volunteer of the year through the Sunday Telegraph where we received our award from General Lord Dannatt. We also won a magnificent Silver medal at the Special Olympics National Games held in Bath 2013. 2015 I won the BBC North West Unsung hero award where the club was featured on North West Tonight. Earlier this year the club received the Points of Light Award from Prime Minister David Cameron. Our biggest and proudest moment for our club was only recently when we were awarded the Queen's Award for Volunteer Services which is the biggest honour in this Country and it is classified as the MBE for volunteer groups and we as recipients were invited to attend the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
Our club is not only unique to Skelmersdale but also the North West, which means that we travel all over the country to compete in competitions and now have a very full and proud trophy cabinet. We have now become one of the most famous and recognised football clubs in Skelmersdale, where the local community have really taken this remarkable club to their hearts.
2 Darfield Upholland Skelmersdale Lancs