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ACADEMY: Sponsored dribbling to help #SaveOurStan

Foundation phase youngsters do their bit

13 July 2020

The #SaveOurStan campaign – which is aiming to get local youngster Stan Dalton over to Singapore for lifesaving medical treatment – has received backing from all over the country in recent weeks, and the club’s young players got together recently to do their bit with some sponsored football skills work.

And the fantastic news is that over £500 was raised in total, with everyone really enjoying themselves as they raised an important and impressive sum of money for this wonderful little fella.

Lead Foundation Phase Coach Robbie Edgar said: “Over the past couple of weeks the Foundation Phase academy players, along with some local Development Centre players, have been doing a 10km sponsored dribble to help raise money for little Stan.

“Each player was tasked with dribbling a ball, anywhere they liked, and we heard tales from parents about the lads dribbling around everywhere from countryside paths to up local fells!

“Given the boys had recently done a 5km sponsored run for the NHS, we had to be slightly more creative in what we were going to do on this occasion, and this idea stuck.

“The club have been heavily involved in supporting this brave little man so we thought it was only right as an Academy that we also tried to help.

“I’m really proud of the young players who have once again been out supporting our community and raising awareness of this little boy’s heart-breaking situation, at the same time as raising money to help fund his treatment.

“It goes without saying that we are all rooting for him.”

You can donate directly to Stan’s Just Giving fund HERE.


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