Monday, October 01, 2012

First Citizen trains with Stepney FC

Councillor Rajib Ahmed took to the field to train and discuss tactics with young footballers at Stepney FC. The Under 12’s were treated to a special visit from Tower Hamlets First Citizen, who joined in a kickabout before delivering a rousing team talk.

Councillor Ahmed, who displayed impressive ball control during the training session said: “It’s great to be a part of a happy and safe environment. I have particularly enjoyed watching the parents stay present and support their children for the whole session.

“Members of Stepney FC are making a tremendous effort to work with the community. And I would like to thank the volunteers at all levels who are contributing so much day in and day out.”

There was advice for the youngsters: “Football is not just a sport, it unites, improves fitness and has so many benefits. If in life, you adopt the principles of football - unity, togetherness and hard work then you will do very well.”

"This was my son's first day with the club and he has loved every minute of it, said Kamal Uddin, a parent. "As a parent I am happy for my son to take part in a safe and fun environment such as this. I just wish there was more sessions."

Stepney FC President Abdal Ullah said: “It is vital to educate young children in matters regarding health and fitness . Football offers a great opportunity for participants to get fit, enjoy, socialise and develop a whole host of life skills. What better way to promote this than by having the borough’s first citizen pay a visit and join in the training. The children will appreciate and treasure this memory.” 

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