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Kick Off

9th January 2024

Our first sessions with the new teams—and they start as they mean to go on.

Chatting with residents at Hildesley Court, we learned that one of Val’s school pals was Bobby Moore, who played more than 600 games for West Ham and captained the England national team when it won the FIFA World Cup in 1966.

We heard childhood memories of huge areas of wasteland in London, where debris from the blitz was dumped and which later was turned into 31 football pitches, plus accounts of a job as a football pools coupon checker and connections to Crown Meadow, home to Lowestoft Town Football Club.

The group was so enthusiastic about taking part and meeting the children, it’s no wonder they all agreed on their team name – the Hildesley High Flyers.

Over in Pakefield Primary School, the children were equally keen to get started, and were soon sharing their thoughts and goals for taking part in the project.

From learning about Lowestoft’s footballing history to being creative and meeting new people, there’s clearly lots they want to get out of it.

Along with personal achievements such as ‘being an amazing friend’ and ‘building a 100:1 scale replica model of Lowestoft in Lego’, there is clearly everything to play for.

A collection of cards, each with a photograph of an adult and lists of skills, achievements and goals
The sky’s the limit for the Hildesley High Flyers
A collection of cards, each with a photo of an individual child, decorated and listing skills, achievements and goals
Prepare for the Pakefield Pitch Invaders

Continue to 9th January 2024: All-Stars and Player’s Cards

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