Totton College football team, in association with Chelsea FC Foundation, won their first home game earlier this month with a 4-2 victory in a friendly match against Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.
The game was the third match played by the newly formed football team this season. The team are hoping to expand upon this victory as they continue to train with the guidance and expertise of Chelsea FC Foundation.
Chelsea FC foundation and Totton College have come together to create a new range of sports courses at the college and also support the training needs of Totton’s football team. Students of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate, with those excelling in their training given the opportunity to train at the Chelsea FC training grounds. Twice a week, specialist coaches run training sessions, focusing on all students receiving quality physical activities with full use of all Chelsea FC equipment.
Reflecting on the game, Mike Emery, Interim Head of Faculty, said, “Watching the game was incredible. The team have trained hard for their victory. After a rough start to the season, their hard work, determination and training sessions has paid off. You could see how much the team enjoyed the match and it was fantastic to be there and watch them achieve their first win. Both teams played very well.”
Being one of the largest charitable foundations, Chelsea FC Foundation Football Academy Football Development Officer, John Dutton added, “The foundation is all about having a positive impact in individual’s lives and the wider community. To see this new team win their first home game is testament to the hard work both the coaches and players have put in, and what we have achieved with the programme over the last 12 months. We are looking forward to continue to build momentum with the team for more success this season.”
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