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Sky Sports presenter and friend of the Foundation
Ben Shephard turned out for aWest Ham United
Legends XI against a Spurs XI at a recent event in Essex.
Ben was helping Chigwell-based Colebrook Royals FC
and the Grange Farm CentreTrust celebrate their new
Foundation-funded facilities.
Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday came down to see
how Ben did. In the end, the Hammers lost 5-1 but
the real winners were the young boys and girls of
Colebrook Royals junior teams who were thrilled by
his appearance.
Sir Trevor Brooking,The FA’s Director of Football
Development, unveiled a plaque on the new eco-
friendly pavilion before the match, but joked that his
knees prevented him from representing the Legends’
team! Freestyler Mike Delaney then showed off some
silky skills on the new grass pitches.The Essex FA
worked tirelessly to help the club secure £502,500 from
the Foundation to develop the site.
Ben said on the day:
“This is a fantastic occasion for
the club and the local community.To see so many
famous faces support the opening is tremendous
and a testament to the hard work of all the people
and organisations who have brought these excellent
facilities to fruition.
“The Foundation in particular is a charity I feel very
passionately about and, as an Ambassador, have seen
the real difference their work is making to improve
communities across the country.
“The funding they receive fromThe FA, the Premier
League and the Government is incredibly important to
make sure this continues to happen in the future.”
stars in Foundation’s
Ben Shephard
Goals on Sunday cameo
The Foundation in
particular is a charity
I feel very passionately
about and, as an
Ambassador, have seen
the real difference their
work is making to
improve communities
across the country.”
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