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Donation from Persimmon Homes Nottingham kicked off Hucknall holiday club

08 September 2021

Donation from Persimmon Homes Nottingham kicked off Hucknall holiday club

A brand-new children’s football summer club in Hucknall was fully funded by donation from Persimmon Homes Nottingham. DL Football Coaching, run by a Nottingham Forest academy coach, created 400 free training sessions for youngsters across Nottingham.

David Lilley, the brainchild behind the new football scheme, had always dreamt of launching a community football club and Persimmon Homes Nottingham’s £3,000 support has made it possible.  

David said: “My focus has always been about encouraging children to the sport and helping them to reach their full potential, whatever their background.

“I launched my children’s soccer school during the lockdown and it is growing from strength to strength, but I really wanted to create a scheme that allowed the wider community to enjoy the sport.

“Persimmon’s funding has paid for all on the training equipment, bibs and coaching fees, who are all professional coaches themselves, and this enabled us to create 400 free football sessions.”

The DL Football Summer Coaching sessions were snapped up within 48 hours of being announced on their social media channels.

David added: “We knew the sessions would be popular but were amazed by the response we received. We had towards 800 enquiries so hope to secure the support of other local businesses for future holiday clubs.

“All of the sessions have taken place at Titchfield Park, which has a place in my own heart as it is where I played football as a child and practised my skills.”

Neil Follows, managing director for Nottingham, said: “We feel it’s important to support the community and were very happy to help David’s new initiative.  We hope it becomes a regular fixture for the school holidays.”

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