Thursday 4th July 2013
The Trust recently supported Glyndon Community Centre’s Annual Summer Fun Day, with a penalty shootout amongst the activities on offer.
Alongside other events, stalls and activities available, the penalty shootout proved a popular attraction and was run and managed by two Trust coaches who have come through the volunteering programme.
Alongside Matt Horne, Youth Service Partnership and Valley Central Manager were two coaches who are making steady progress within the Trust.
Nkemijika Eka first started on the Trust’s Volunteering and Fast Forward programme before being offered a casual coach role. Andy Chipperfield, who recently started volunteering at the Trust, also joined Nkemijika at the Fun Day.
The penalty shootout was won by 10 year old Chuck Finnikin, who beat off the challenge from Roshaan Smith aged 13. Both boys came out winners as Chuck was presented with tickets to a CAFC game and Roshaan received JD Sports vouchers.
Volunteer, Andy Chipperfield, said, " You have to admire Chuck's persistence. You needed 3 goals to qualify for the Finals and he kept coming back time and again until he achieved his aim."
Matt Horne added, "The Glyndon area has high crime figures and is one of the poorest in Greenwich. However it always impresses me when the community comes together for days like this. There was a genuine warm spirit displayed by everybody."