Young footballers across Watford and the wider area got a special treat this October half-term, as Watford FC players were out and about, taking part in community holiday courses and Junior Hornets events.
Every school holiday, the Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust runs special courses for children the oppurtunity to take part in a week-long scheme of football and fun at a venue near to them.
William Troost-Ekong, one of the goalscoring heroes in the Hornets’ recent 4-0 routing of local rivals Luton Town stopped by at Roundwood Park in Harpenden, while another player from that game, Ken Sema came to Cedars Youth and Community Centre in Harrow.
Having seen one of the appearances first-hand, football development manager Brima Johnson said: “It’s great to see Watford FC players get out into the community and show support to local people and us at the Trust.
“Ken Sema has been brilliant here at Cedars, he was amazing with the children. He made the time to speak with everyone and get involved in their football activities and games, as well as signing autographs and taking pictures. He really understood what we are about and how much of an impact player appearances can have on the children.”
Under-21s side players Alfie Marriott & Max Delyfer made a special appearance at Watford’s Westfield Community Centre, whilst Christian Kabasele and Helen Ward came to Garston Ladies FC’s girl’s football festival at the Meriden Community Centre in Garston.