There was great news for one of our KickStart clubs EPCP Romford. Stephanie Burt, Area Manager for Aldi was at a recent training session – Aldi (Collier Row) has sponsored the new kit for the team which is part of Romford Borough Youth FC.
It was smiles all round as everyone gathered for the group photo, with the Aldi logo on their shirts. This logo will become a familiar feature on sports kit as Aldi sponsor Team GB in this Olympic year.
The team with other family members are pictured in the Sports Hall of Emerson Park Academy in Hornchurch. The school has been the base for providing playing opportunities for younger players with cerebral palsy for over ten years. The colours and club crest will be familiar to supporters of Romford Town FC and the players of Romford Borough Youth FC, which has been the parent club of the team for the last five years.
The club focuses on providing playing opportunities for younger players with cerebral palsy. For some of the players, the team will be the first step on a pathway that could lead them to a place in the Senior CP England or GB 7-a-side squad. To that end the team maintain strong links with Essex FA, local football CP Centres of Excellence and national coaches. In addition, it works with Cerebral Palsy Sport running Kick Off events to introduce new players to the game as well as the wide range of sports supported by CP Sport.
In keeping with Romford Borough Youth’s FA Charter Standard status, the coaches all hold FA Coaching Qualifications. Two of the coaches also have CP and are able to share their experiences in sport, including in one instance, representing their country internationally.
At Emerson Park Academy, training takes place twice a month on a 3G pitch or in the Sports Hall.
For more information on the academy contact Ian Walter 01708 475285 (Emerson Park Academy) or email firstname.lastname@example.org