Football team sets out its goal at fun day

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HELP support a soccer school by enjoying yourself at a fun day.

Damien Ray and Steve Clarke, reserve team coaches for Horndean Football Club, set up the football group for youngsters when they realised there was little for them to do in the area.

They now run groups for a mini-soccer school for five-year-olds and an academy for six to 17-year-olds at the club in Five Heads Road.

On Saturday, September 14 they are holding a fun day to help pay for coaching sessions.

It runs from 10am until 2pm and there will be a raffle, a bouncy castle, lots of 
stalls, and plenty of fun for all ages.

Damien said: ‘We have put so much effort into making this a success.

‘We have an average of five new starters every week in our academy.

‘It had been years since the club had a strong youth team and we are working really hard to achieve our goals.

‘We want to bring the whole community together at the fun day.’