Ebbsfleet United continued to build solid community links as the club threw open its doors to families taking part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.
Fleet’s first-team coach Dave Jupp took a group of young people on a training session at Stonebridge Road as part of their preparations for the mile run. The youngsters got to train on the pitch and underwent a series of exercises designed to give them an insight into professional sports training as well as help them prepare for their own sporting milestone in the forthcoming run.
“It was a fantastic evening at the Fleet,” said one of the organisers, Amit Hayer of The Gr@nd. “Not many people have the opportunity to train on the pitch. All the families had a great time training with the first-team coach Dave Jupp. It has motivated us all to complete the sport relief mile.”
One participant was certainly suitably motivated. Ten-year-old Oliver Byron-Furnoll told FleetOnline, “I am so pleased to have done this. It has inspired me to do a lot more sport and I learned a lot from the training at Ebbsfleet’s stadium last night. It has helped with my confidence and working as part of a team.”
Co-organiser Elliot Reid of Revitalise Fitness Clinic added, “It was great to see the young people introduced to how real footballers train and it was very inspirational to see them all working together.”
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