Young players from Colyton Football Club score a hit with old folk

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:08 17 February 2016

Colyton U13 soccer team members with  residents at Shire House.

Colyton U13 soccer team members with residents at Shire House.


Members of Colyton Under-13 football squad showed they are on the ball when it comes to supporting the community.

Colyton U13 soccer team members with a resident at Shire House.Colyton U13 soccer team members with a resident at Shire House.

The team is travelling to Paris in the Easter holidays to take part in an international tournament and has been busy raising funds.

As part of this, three members had a heart-warming experience when they went along to Shire House Residential Home, in Lyme Regis.

Giles Basson, Jacob Hale and Cameron Board spent the afternoon interacting with the residents.

They played Scrabble, did jigsaws, shared stories and listened to them play the piano. Colyton manager Craig Board said: “The boys represented the club in the best way possible and I am so proud of them.

“I have chatted to various people and the feedback has been excellent.

“The residents were so happy to be visited by the youngsters and the boys have not stopped talking about the stories they heard.

“Although this was initially a fundraiser, we have decided to make this a regular activity.

“Colyton Youth FC wants to teach the youngsters more than just football and these boys definitely learnt some valuable life skills by spending time with their elders.

“I’ve already had others volunteer to do the next visit.

“When the weather gets better, I hope we will be able to arrange it so the residents can come along and support the boys at one of their games.

“I’m just so happy the boys can give something back to the community.”

Mr Board added the club’s thanks to Yanti Beament for organising the day and Shire House for providing the opportunity and making a financial donation.

Anyone who would like to support the Under 13 team in its Paris quest is asked to call Mr Board on 07799 510863.

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