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Support for local Youth Project Football Fun Day

Published on: 19/11/2019

 

The Abingdon Damascus Youth Project, a voluntary and registered charity that prides itself on enabling young people from across rural villages in South & Vale of Oxfordshire to make a positive difference within their own communities, recently held a Football Fun Day at Drayton FC in conjunction with Oxford United in the Community and MEPC Milton Park.

More than twenty young people attended the cold morning on 31 October in half term and enjoyed a few technical drills delivered by the coaches who are qualified youth workers who have a passion for seeing change in young people’s lives.

After a short lunch break, the fun carried on into a match where the young people put into practise the new skills they had learned.

The day finished off with a penalty shootout and some amazing saves from the goalkeepers.

Jake Fleetwood, a coach for the project said: “A massive thank you must be said to all the people who showed up, Oxford United in the Community, Peter Ivey at Drayton FC for letting us use their premises and to Milton Park for providing the funding to run the day.”

Philip Campbell, commercial director, MEPC Milton Park added: “Rita Atkinson and the team at Damascus do a huge amount of good work with young people in the local area. And we are proud to have been involved with them for many years. As part of our Vision 2040, we will continue to support such projects within our local community.”

 

Feedback from the participants:

“It was awesome, everyone got along, there were no arguments, even the coaches were great, gave out banta that they could receive too. Wicked.” – young person, aged 18

“We had a laugh on both days. The Oxford coaches did some fun drills and the meeting others from around the villages was exciting!” – young person, aged 14

To find out more about The Abingdon DAMASCUS Youth Project, please visit:

http://ycat.org.uk/

Follow them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAbingdonDamascusYouthProject/

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