Over 50 people took part in the St Albans City FC Disability day and made it a memorable and noisy occasion for everyone involved.
The day started with various sports in the park as the participants were invited to take part in a number of fun games and matches. The group was then invited onto the Clarence Park pitch to see the St Albans first team players going through their important warm up routine from a close position.
At half time the boys and girls were able to return to the pitch and entertain the crowd with an exhibition of football mastery.
In between the activities the group cheered, sung and shouted St Albans City onto a fine 2-0 victory against the Concord Rangers.
St Albans City Youth Community Coach Paul Spink said
The numbers attended far exceeded my expectations. It was great to see so many Disability community groups working together with St Albans City Youth, supporting the Saints together.
Lawrence Levy co-owner of St Albans City FC was delighted to use this opportunity to be able to welcome the group into Clarence Park. After collecting the vital 3 points he said
I am pleased the disability group could join us and help create a fantastic atmosphere at the Park. I hope they can support us again at our next home match.
A special thanks goes to Jack Swann and Paul Spink (St Albans City Youth Community Coaches) for looking after the group.
The Disability sports activity forms a further part of the St Albans City F.C. and St Albans City Youth in the Community partnership that is funded by the Premier League and the Professional Footballers Association through the Football Conference Trust.