First team players help support disability fun day
Northampton Town's Football in the Community scheme organised a successful football fun day at Moulton College recently. The event attracted 25 young people with various disabilities and started with a mass warm up and some football skills before the group was divided into two with the older players outside and the younger players inside.
One of the highlights of the day was a visit from Cobblers players Sam Hoskins and Raheem Hanley who spent half an hour with the group answering questions, signing autographs and really engaging with the players.
We received really positive feedback from many parents, the below came from young Max Brennan's mum:
"Hi Russell, I just wanted to send my sincere thanks for today's camp, Max had the most amazing day and hasn't stopped talking about it since we got back.
"I know these kind of days take lots of planning, prep and sorting all the coaches and helpers, so please thank you to you all it was very much appreciated, you could see everyone having a brilliant time with like-minded people enjoying football. Everyone was so friendly, warm, welcoming with great manners and a good team spirit. Then to get a medal and a certificate and meet some of the players just topped off a perfect day.
"It's given him the confidence that he can play football, he may not be the fastest or the strongest but he will try his hardest and get stuck in. You can see he gave it his all as tonight he's pooped with his jelly legs, but the sign of a great day.
"We love your ethos building on ability not disability, what a fantastic day."
For more information about the disability football coaching at Moulton on Friday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm, please contact Russell Lewis by email at firstname.lastname@example.org