Student encourages community spirit with charity football match

The DESA football eductaion programme at Dereham Town FC has been going for a year, and is progressi

The DESA football eductaion programme at Dereham Town FC has been going for a year, and is progressing well - Part of a training session. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A 17-year-old is organising a football match in aid of East Anglia Air Ambulance and his sports academy.

The DESA football eductaion programme at Dereham Town FC has been going for a year, and is progressi

The DESA football eductaion programme at Dereham Town FC has been going for a year, and is progressing well - Part of a training session. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Connor Bagley, a student at Dereham Education and Soccer Academy (DESA), is holding the match between the Dereham's first team and ex-DESA students.

Mr Bagley, from Thorpe St Andrew, is organising the event as part of his diploma in sport science.

He said: 'I wanted to get the town involved a lot more with the club and create a real friendly environment.

'It would be nice to see the town come together as a whole mainly because you're supporting your home club and it brings everyone together.

The DESA football eductaion programme at Dereham Town FC has been going for a year, and is progressi

The DESA football eductaion programme at Dereham Town FC has been going for a year, and is progressing well - Part of a training session. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher


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The match kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday at Dereham Football Club, £5 entry includes a burger or hotdog.

A raffle will include donations from Thorpe Plant and Garden Centre. Businesses interested in donating prizes contact baggerz@gmail.com.

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