5 A-Side Fun Club, Ashford

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Kit donation to NCFA.

Margot Eastwell of 5-A-Side-Fun, a special needs club based in Ashford, Kent, has kindly donated the clubs previous kit to the National Children’s Football Alliance for use in one of the International Children’s Football Alliance charities programme, Slum Soccer in India. The 5-A-Side-Fun Club’s previous kit was supplied by local side Ashford Town.

Margot Eastwell & Son_w300_h225Margot has been involved with running special needs football since her son Thomas, who plays for 5-A-Side-Fun, first became interested in playing football. The club is self funded without any affiliation to the county FA, the players taking part, assisted in their football by club coach Mike, keeping to the ethos of everyone plays for fun on equal terms, which Margot believes would be difficult to achieve by competing in the FA County run Pan-Disability Leagues.

Margot Eastwell with DR_w300_225NCFA SEN Officer David Ramzan took delivery of the kit at one of 5-A-Side-Fun’s football sessions in Ashford, where the enthusiastic players lined up to show off two of the shirts they were sending off to India.

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The 5 A-Side Fun’s sessions are very popular and highly respected in Kent.  They are inclusive, friendly and always fun with participants, volunteers, family and friends.  ‘It is a wonderful feeling to be in a position to support football for young people in areas around the world that need a helping hand to get started with their teams and clubs’, said, Margot.

Slum Soccer team, India.  Head Coach, Homkant Surandase, said, ‘On behalf of Slum Soccer I would like to thank the 5-A-side Fun Club, Ashford for your wonderful donation which will be gratefully received by our young players in Nagpur’. ‘We have many girls and boys that struggle to find football kits so this will be a great gift from the wonderful team in Ashford through the NCFA to our players in India, thank you very much.

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Homkant Surandase Slum Soccer Head Coach (left) receives the 5 A-Side Fun Club, Ashford’s kit donation from Ernie Brennan, MD, NCFA (right) .

Pic 001. 5-A-Side Fun players showing off two of the shirts from the donated set of kit.

Pic 002. Margot Eastwell and her son Thomas.

Pic 003. David Ramzan receiving a bag full of Kit from Margot.

Pic 004. 5-A-Side-Fun match at their weekly football session.

Pic 005. A strike on goal.

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