Fishbourne Romans are banking on your support

Some of the Fishbourne Romans ready for football fun
Some of the Fishbourne Romans ready for football fun
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Fishbourne Romans are a community football club who provide an opportunity for children of all abilities to have fun through football.

They don’t enter competitive leagues but encourage children just to take part and have fun.

A typical session will include football-based activities and end in a mini game where the teams are picked to be as equal as possible and the parents encouraged to cheer everyone.

The coaches have been trained to support less-able children. The club support coaches in gaining FA-accredited coaching certificates and provide opportunities to for Duke of Endinburgh candidates.

The Roman are run entirely by volunteer coaches (mums and dads) who have a varying level of expertise - but all share the same enthusiasm for youngsters to enjoy themselves.

They meet on a Saturday morning (9.30 to 11am) at Fishbourne playing fields, Blackboy Lane, and new children are always welcome even. There is no subscription fee, just a small donation asked for at each session.

Fishbourne Romans have been shortlisted for a Lloyds Bank community grant of £3,000. To be successful they need as many votes as possible as they are competing against three other worthy causes.

If successful the club will purchase much-needed equipment but will also make available equipment such as goals, balls and bibs to other like-minded mums and dads for free to set up similar football schemes in their own areas.

To vote, go to www.communityfund.lloydsbank.com - or do it in person at local Lloyds branches.

Should you be interested in starting a scheme in your area, contact Romans chairman Kevin Carter on 07711 776330.

For more on the club, visit www.fishbourneromansfc.c.o.uk .