Welcome to November 2017’s Football in the Community (FITC) newsletter. Over the past two months the club, Football in the Community and myself have worked closely on several projects including FITC’s Community Day which saw 13,000 Magpies come together to support the boys on the pitch. Nottingham’s second CEO Sleepout has gone on to raise £80,000 for the city’s homeless and Nottingham Mental Health Awareness Weeks.
The last month few months have been an amazing for me and my family. Firstly, seeing the boys sitting top of the table is a great feeling. It is real testament to the hard work and dedication everyone at the club has been putting in since the Chairman’s arrival. From the groundskeepers to the players, everyone has gone above and beyond to make Notts County a real force to be reckoned with in League 2, both on and off the pitch. Secondly, the support I was given nationally for picking up my Player of the Month award has been humbling. To bag a few goals has been a bonus for me, especially playing as a new look back 4.
Notts County FITC continues to serve the people of Nottingham every day, enriching the lives of thousands of people across all 20 city wards. I was lucky enough to join FITC and the Portland Centre, a brief walk from the stadium and into The Meadows to meet hundreds of FITC supporter’s, healthcare professionals, emotional health & wellbeing experts and participants of the Right Mind and On The Ball projects. You can read all about FITC’s previous month’s successes and triumphs below, the boys and I look forward to working with the charity closer in the coming months!
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Notts County Football Club footballer