During the first and second lockdown we were proud to have been able provide FREE 30 minute skills session every Saturday morning to keep children connected. We will be continuing to do this for the third lockdown.
Through Zoom we provide an engaging inclusive experience, delivering stretching and ball manipulation skills to your child.
We recognise the importance of keeping a connection. It helps children to feel important, cared for, aids in maintaining their self esteem and supports their physical and mental health. In addition, having this built into their routine helps them to have some certainty and predictability during such challenging and disruptive times.
On occasion our Surrey Soccer Schools Ambassadors kindly popped in and gave their time to offer virtual skills training and supported our fundraiser.
During the first lockdown every Saturday morning we provided free virtual soccer skills sessions that were available to all children, not just those at our club. They just need a device with internet connection, a ball and two objects that can be used as cones. However, there are many who do not have access to a device, the space, equipment or environment to take part in our sessions.
As co-founders of Surrey Soccer Schools, we are also teachers and feel a responsibility to support all children. We understand the importance that familiarity and routine that a school provides .
This is why, we at Surrey Soccer Schools decided to organise a fundraiser and support The Children’s Society. The Children's Society helps change children's stories, working towards a country where all children are free from disadvantage. Their dedicated project workers and volunteers tackle child poverty and neglect head-on. Together they help families trapped in debt, support young carers, runaways and stop exploitation. They fight for change based on the experiences of every child they work with and the solid evidence gathered.
This was an inspiring event for the children that participated and at the same time raised £2000 for vulnerable children.
We thank everyone involved, especially the incredible Surrey Soccer Schools Ambassadors and their professional footballing friends. The balls skills were delivered by our ambassadors Willy Caballero (Chelsea FC) and Tim Ream (Fulham FC) who have invited their team members Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea FC Captain), Cyrus Christie (Fulham FC) and Steven Sessegnon (Fulham FC). Music producer Franky Wah has given us permission to use his latest track ‘come together’ to support the event.
It was a huge success, we can't thank all the players involved enough for all their support and all the children that took part. We raised £2000 for the charity.