Youngsters' Wembley dreams

A GROUP of youngsters took part in a tour of Wembley Stadium thanks to a community football project.

A GROUP of youngsters took part in a tour of Wembley Stadium thanks to a community football project.

Forty young people were asked to come up with a destination as a reward for good behaviour on a community football coaching project at Thetford's ballpark.

Funding for the trip came from Shadwell Stud, Thetford Town Council and Flagship Peddars Way.

Project co-ordinator for the Thetford Community Association Terry Jermy, said; “We are so very grateful for the funding provided by these three organisations.

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“Without them this trip would not have been possible.

“All of the young people attending thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the trip has further fuelled their passion for football and sport, particularly important given that this is a World Cup year and we are just two years away now from the London 2012 Olympics.”

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The Thetford community Association was set up a decade ago to co-ordinate and develop the ballpark, on the Redcastle Estate.

For the past year the group has also coordinated the football project.

Finance director for Shadwell Stud, Chris Kennard, said: “Trips like this would never happen without the unsung heroes that put so much time into supporting their community.

“Shadwell are delighted to have been able to play our small part in facilitating this trip - a well earned reward for all the course participants and a most appropriate one as Thetford looks to achieve Healthy Town status.”

The community football coaching takes place every Monday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm at the Thetford Community Ballpark. The cost is 50p each.

The project also only has limited funding which is due to expire soon.

Any businesses or organisations which can help should contact Terry Jermy for more information on 07742 157967.

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