Portsmouth charity steps in to give young disabled footballers a boost

Mike Pink, disability co-ordinator at Pompey in the Community, Mayoress Mrs Leza Tremorin and Mayor Cllr David Fuller and some of the footballers give the thumbs up to their new kit
Mike Pink, disability co-ordinator at Pompey in the Community, Mayoress Mrs Leza Tremorin and Mayor Cllr David Fuller and some of the footballers give the thumbs up to their new kit
Children in fancy-dress costumes before the judging. Picture: Keith Woodland (171003-0087)

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THEY’RE a group of disabled children who love to play football.

Now the team of vulnerable youngsters from Pompey in the Community have been given a huge boost after a charity stepped in and provided new sports equipment to ensure they can continue to play and have fun.

Charity Help 4 Special Children purchased a new Pompey-style kit, cones, footballs and other equipment for the children, who play football using special frames which enable them to get about.

The sport goodies were handed over by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, at a special presentation ceremony at Roko Health Club, Portsmouth at the weekend.

Keith Shaw, chief executive officer of Help 4 Special Children, said: ‘It just means so much to the children knowing that they will be able to kick a ball in a football kit.

‘David Fuller was fantastic and got in goal for them. He was absolutely brilliant with the kids.

‘It’s really a chance for the kids to feel special.’

To donate to Help 4 Special Children, visit help4specialchildren.com