Young Dunstable football team learning life skills as well as tactics

A Dunstable under 9s football team is learning valuable life lessons as well as the game's tactics, rules and regulations.

Monday, 19th December 2016, 3:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:11 pm
A Dunstable under 9 football team who have donated gifts to the children's ward at the L&D hospital

Organiser Simon Hawkes said: “We see sport as a great way for children to stay healthy but also to learn important life skills, so they may become more rounded individuals.

“Instead of training last week, we took the players and their siblings to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital where they donated gifts for the children’s ward, for the youngsters who unfortunately will be spending Christmas in hospital.”
Simon, a property company sales negotiator, added: “The under 9s team is run by volunteers and was only formed this year. It’s sponsored by Urban & Rural, Leagrave, which enables us to use our time and funds to do good things like this.”

Next June parents will be using pedal power in the 53 mile London to Brighton bike ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

The aspiring young footballers will each be playing their part by completing a bike ride of 5.3 miles.