These are the young people who were constantly acting and practising a presentation for the Young Fundz panel in the Dragons Den this year.
The drama presentation was intense for the young people as it was their first time acting in front of a live audience, but they successfully executed the presentation and it was brilliant.
The young people were nervous but they knew what was at stake and managed to sweep the panel
off their very own feet.
The young people needed the boost, that support from their local council. There was no other way
we could have presented it better other than showing the panel the actual journey we have gone
through with this team.
The team have been through a lot over the last couple of years, to form a team is not an easy job. We needed to pick the right players for the right position. Or even better, train young people into playing in a position, just like a manager training someone who is starting a new job.
Financially it was very tough, most or all of the young people were still studying so money was a big issue the major expense for the club is paying our share of the costs of hiring the pitches and referees, and then came Young Fundz.
The grant we received from Young Fundz will go towards various things that will develop the team in many ways.
It will go towards educating and developing the team, it will go towards a variety of training
equipments, various training courses and many other things that will enable these young people to become leaders in their community.
The support we got from Young Fundz is unbelievable. The team are extremely grateful that they have the local council behind them with the work they are trying to achieve.
ASR FC have been recently honoured with the mayors Citizenship award for their contribution to the community and the outstanding work that the team have done for young people in the Luton area.
“Every day the whole team are working harder and harder to come up with new ideas and initiatives to tackle various issues that the community face. We are thankful for this award and recognition that we have got so far. We hope with the support we have got and hopefully will get, we will be able to stamp out the issues we are currently facing”
ASR FC have teamed up with the Bedfordshire Police PCSO’s to offer diversionary activities in the form of football to 14-18 year old youths at Denbigh High School until March 2010 on a Tuesday evening from 5- 7pm.
This project is headed by PCSO Daniel McHugh and PCSO Paul Fright with the help of Ahbab Koyes (Club Secretary)
The objective is to keep the young people off the street and get them to engage in an activity which will enable them to use skills such as team work, and leadership skills.
While this project is going on, our team will be on the look out for young players to form a Junior Team.
If you want to try out for our team then attend this session and give it your best shot.