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CAMERON MARSHALL: ONE OF OUR OWN

A special presentation was made at Saturday's game

26 April 2023

Community

CAMERON MARSHALL: ONE OF OUR OWN

A special presentation was made at Saturday's game

26 April 2023

The Northampton Town Community Trust celebrated Cameron Marshall as 'One of Our Own' – someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the club’s charity work over the years. An award presented by Jack Sowerby at a recent home game.

Cameron’s journey at the Community Trust has come full circle, starting out as a participant on our disability football courses to becoming a full-time member of staff. Within that time Cameron has been a volunteer across various disability programmes, a part time member of staff working on the Premier League Kicks programme around the county, to now being involved as a key part of our Premier League Primary Stars programme within partner schools.

Outside of his great work at Abbey CE Primary School, Malcolm Arnold Secondary School, Kings Meadow Primary School & Newnham Primary School, Cameron is also involved in our Women’s Grassroots set up as the coach of the u16’s, something he is really passionate about and thriving in whilst completing his UEFA B licence.

To celebrate his immense impact across so much of our community work, Cameron was presented with the award by NTFC Midfielder Jack Sowerby before the recent Community Day game against Harrogate Town.

Speaking about the award, Cameron said: “Firstly, I would like to say that the school mentoring team are full of brilliant characters that do amazing work in the county. As you have seen from my reaction I am genuinely buzzing, no words can describe how I'm feeling. Whenever I am working in mainstream or SEN schools, coaching the Under 16's girls’ team or the Championship Multi Disabled Football team I put all my heart, mind, passion, and enthusiasm into making sure the people are smiling and feeling included.

"With every person we connect with it is important to make sure they realise their full potential but also realise everyone is awesome is their own unique way. As a deaf person growing up it is important to share that feeling of being different is never ever a negative thing that through embracing it, people can shine. The work I do whether that be delivering PE or 1-1 interventions as part of PL Primary Stars it is important that I go by 'changing the world one smile a day'. Already this academic year I am seeing the people I connect with show massive improvements in confidence, self-esteem, teamwork and it is rewarding to see.”

Our Women & Girls Development Officer Charlene Ward-Greef said: “Cameron is a great coach, role model and all-round top guy to be around. I am honoured to work with Cameron as his constant positivity and striving to develop has such a big impact on players and colleagues around him. He supports everyone he interacts with, and I have no doubt he will continue to be a key figure in the Community and throughout his career.”

The Premier League Supports campaign aims to highlight the impact of its investment on wider football and communities, as well as announce new funding to benefit clubs and fans at all levels of the game. During the campaign, clubs and their associated charities across the game are celebrating a person who has been involved in one of the programmes funded by the Premier League, which are delivered at community venues and schools across the country.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “The Premier League is proud to provide world-leading financial support for football at every level, helping thousands of clubs to have a positive impact on their local community.

“Our wide-ranging investment supports an array of programmes within communities and the ‘Premier League Supports’ campaign is an opportunity for clubs at all levels to celebrate the unsung heroes who help deliver or participate in this activity.

“The new funding announcements we are making highlight our commitment to deliver more support than ever before and will benefit the people and places that are the heartbeat of football up and down the country.

“The strength of the football pyramid in this country is unique and we will continue to look at new ways to support the entire game, directing funds where they are needed most.”

To find out more about our PL funded programmes please visit: ntfccommunity.co.uk


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