The Club today provided its last session for 2023 at West Bank Care Home as part of its FA award winning Community Outreach Programme.
The Programme has been a brilliant success story with more and more groups requesting our services - as well as West Bank (and reminiscing with residents at ‘breakfast club), coaching is also provided at Dulas Court Care Home in Ewyas Harrold, Shepherds House Day Centre in Newent and the Pan Disability section and children with low confidence / anxiety issues. Plus the Club has now created links with local Dementia groups to provide sessions and even organized a Sports Day at West Bank.
The Outreach Programme provides a footballing opportunity that is appropriate for each individual / groups needs. Everyone who takes part is challenged to improve with the emphasis on improving one’s wellbeing.
It was brilliant as well that the sessions continued when the coaches took a well earned break and it was pleasing to see volunteers from within the club sparing their time to help - this included young players, coaches and parents.
Astonishingly the Club in 2023 provided 195 sessions for these groups and saw on average 75 eager participants having the opportunity to play football each month.