Hatters Development Programme receives support
The footballers on the Luton Town Cedars Football Development Programme have been the beneficiaries of a generous sponsorship from Leighton Buzzard-based company Foulger Childs Windows, which has enabled eight players to undertake their Level 1 Coaching Qualification.
The fortunate recipients were, Zac Cottlieb, Louis Nervais, Alex Bailey, Sean McMonagle, John Stevens, Roger Peron Conceicao, Aarin Johnson and Charlie Kent.
Steve Foulger and Mark Childs decided that to celebrate their 25th year in business they would like to put something back in to the local community.
Steve told lutontown.co.uk: “The Luton Town Cedars Programme is a really worthwhile project that we would like to contribute too. My son Brian enjoyed two productive years within this initiative and this experience has now enabled him to secure Football Scholarship in the USA, so this was the obvious choice for.”
Luton Town Cedars Head Coach Stuart Smith added: “We are enormously grateful to Foulger Childs and Steve and Mark in particular, as their sponsorship has given these lads their first step on the coaching ladder. In addition a number of the lads are studying for their A-Level PE and coaching is a vital additional component linked to their playing which will broaden their experience and give them a greater chance of passing.
“We also insist that the lads coach our Year 9, 10 and 11 school football teams. This gives them practical experience on the field which will benefit them as they work towards their A-Levels and Level 2 Qualification.
“Additionally they are understanding that the sponsorship by Foulger Childs comes with a responsibility, this is to give something back to the school for the privilege that has been afforded them. In the longer term we would also look to get the lads coaching on a Community basis in some of the sessions delivered on the school's 3G facility.
“The players were anxious to thanks Steve and Mark personally for their support and with this in mind we invited them in to the school for a photograph.”