Westella and Willerby’s Rob Brown Soccer School was awarded with a cheque for 647 pounds at their training sessions today.
Sainsbury’s supermarket and the Westella academy teamed up in a recent fundraising bag pack to raise the money which will help the club with facilities, pitch costs and training equipment.
Sainsbury’s PR ambassador Jane Richardson came down to St. Thomas More primary school to present the cheque. Fundraising bag packs and other events are part of Sainsbury’s initiative to get young people involved in sport and raise as much money as possible for local clubs like Westella and Willerby to not just keep them running, but to make them thrive.
The Rob Brown Soccer School was named after, Westella & Willerby Junior Chairman, RIchard Brown’s son who sadly passed away in January after a long battle with Leukemia. The academy hopes to create a fantastic legacy in Rob’s name as he did so much to help Westella & Willerby and bring a great spirit to the club.
The academy team have been hard at work on the facilities at St. Thomas More primary school and created their
own toilet facilities and tuck shop for the players and parents to use on Saturday mornings. They are also creating more space at the school to providing more pitch space for the sessions.
The Soccer School aims to develop young players whilst making sure they have a fun time playing the sport. Westella and Willerby are looking for players right now and welcome children from the ages of 4-6, boys and girls, to come to the sessions from 9-10 on Saturday mornings for just £3.