All smiles at Down's Syndrome football sessions
Lee Trundle was on hand to give a treat to participants in our Down’s Syndrome football sessions as part of our ‘Seven Swans A Giving’ festive campaign.
Club ambassador Trundle joined in with our Inclusion project’s sessions for footballers with Down’s Syndrome, then gave all those taking part a Christmas present as well as tickets to our Premier League clash with West Brom.
“It was a lovely night and it’s nice to come back and see how much they’ve all improved,” said Trundle, who launched the sessions earlier this year.
Running every Tuesday at Playfootball Swansea between 5-7pm (5-6pm for children/6-7pm for adults), the sessions see participants receive top-quality coaching on a regular basis under the guidance of qualified and experienced coaches.
The visit was the latest in an array of community initiatives and events over the Christmas period, and it was not only enjoyed by Trundle, but also by the footballers and their parents.
“My son has been coming since the sessions started,” said Alan Maddock.
“When he first came here, he would just run and kick a ball and that was it.
“Now, he’s able to pass and control the ball and do some skills as well, so it’s really benefited him.
“Lee is amazing with the kids and it’s great for him to have a kickabout with them all again.”
Over the coming weeks, our Seven Swans A Giving initiative will be giving back to fans in a variety of ways, and Trundle is a keen advocate of the scheme.
“It’s massively important for us to give back to the fans,” he said. “They are our football club and without them, we wouldn’t have anything.
“We’ve always been a club that wants to get out there and give as much as we can back to them because the support they’ve shown over the years is unbelievable, so it’s great to show our appreciation for what they do for us.”
The sessions cost just £4 a week and if you want to get involved, or to find out more information, please email Richard@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk