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A child from Northumberland Heath Primary School holds up an Erith Town football shirt.

Erith Town Encouraging Local Children Into Football

Friday 15th March is Red Nose Day for all, but for Erith Town it was also our chance to meet with our Community Partner, Northumberland Heath Primary School and sit down with some of the Year 6 pupils and their teachers to talk about all things Erith Town and non-league football.

Northumberland Heath Primary School logo

Head of Youth & Community, Michael Avery, was kindly invited down to the school to talk in more depth about the work that Erith Town is doing in the community, how we can help pupils interested in football achieve their goals and in general just having a great morning meeting and engaging with those in the local area.

The morning started with a quick-fire quiz, answering questions on how to get involved with the game at grassroots level and progress in their journey up the football pyramid, and what it takes to be a non-league football player and the work and dedication you need to achieve it.

Speaking of the visit to the school, Michael said, “What an absolutely fantastic morning for everyone associated at Erith Town Football Club.  Many will see the outstanding work that Adam Woodward and the First Team do on a weekly basis, but the work we do in the local area is of equal importance to everyone associated with The Dockers, and to be able to meet some of the potential stars of the future and help mould their journey in football is something we are delighted to be involved with.  Being able to meet with such brilliant pupils and teachers at Northumberland Heath Primary is something we are honoured to be asked to do, and on behalf of the club I’d like to thank all those at the school for allowing us this opportunity.”