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Players Visit Cerebral Palsy Football Session

15 October 2015

Leutwiler And Knight-Percival Join In CP Session

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“There’s nothing else like this in Shrewsbury so these sessions are really paramount to children with Cerebral Palsy so long may it continue,” he added.

“It’s been fantastic so far. The kids really enjoy it and have a big smile on their face and when you get players down here from the football club it just reinforces how much of an effort everyone is putting in to make sure sessions like this continue to grow.”

And Health and Inclusion officer at Shrewsbury Town in the Community Aiden Wassell says it is a must that sessions like these are put on to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to play football.

“It’s great to be able to come out to places and see everyone who comes out and watches us on the Saturdays and give everyone an opportunity to play football,” he said.

“It’s great to show the football club is part of the community. It’s great to see everyone enjoying football so it’s nice to see the kids here with a smile on their face playing football.”

Town defender Knight-Percival was proud to be able to play a part in something that helps the football give back to the community.

“We found out about this session on twitter and now he absolutely loves coming here - it’s the highlight of his week.

“He did no sport before because there isn’t many available for children with Cerebral Palsy. I’d definitely recommend anyone with Cerebral Palsy to come here and give it a go.”
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One of the proud parents, Vicky Rodgers, is delighted that her son now has a way of playing football regularly.

And the children got a welcomed surprise as both Knight-Percival and Swiss Goalkeeper Leutwiler joined in with the full session before posing for pictures and handing over their brand new training t-shirts.

The CP football sessions are run by Shrewsbury Town in the Community, the charity of Shrewsbury Town Football Club and have been running for the past three weeks.

Shrewsbury Town stars Jayson Leutwiler and Nathaniel Knight-Percival took time out from preparing for this weekend’s match with Scunthorpe United to join in with the Cerebral Palsy Football group on Monday.

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