At the weekend I was invited to Canvey Island FC to see their Soccability Initiative in action.
Soccability is supported by PitchingIn and their multi-million pound investment program into the Tident Leagues to support grass roots football and open up the game to the wider community. It sees members of the club supporting local young people with learning difficulties in South Essex supporting them with training, matches and kick abouts in their sessions at Waterside Farm.
I got to watch the Cavey FC first team out on the pitch supporting the Soccability team today and it was clear everyone was having a great time. Its what grassroots football is all about. The Soccability team have been playing for several years now and in 2019 they won the Charles Culwick Cup.
A massive well done to Socability Coach, Tarcan Mustafa, the Chairman of Canvey FC, John Batch, and all the Directors, players and volunteers and supporters who have made this initiative a fantastic success.
Also a massive thank you to Pitching In for their support for the programme. I am a big supporter of their work to promote the value of grassroots football and show the difference it makes to local communities.
You can find out more about the club’s Soccability Initiative on their website https://www.canveyislandfc.com