MP Wera Hobhouse was welcomed by the Bath City FC Foundation to one of their popular holiday football sessions at Easter, giving her the chance to see the charity’s work.
Making the most of the new Active Zone at St Martin’s Garden Primary School in Odd Down, the charity ran eight affordable camps over the school holiday period to ensure that local children could keep fit and active.
Geoff Stevens, Operations Manager at Bath City FC Foundation said: “This has been our most popular Easter holiday camp to date and we are delighted that Wera Hobhouse MP was able to come and see our work in action.
“We are passionate about the positive difference football can make to young people’s lives especially during the holidays when it can be difficult to stay active.
“The Bath City FC charity runs a wide range of activities throughout the year including women-only sessions, Wildcats and Squadgirls for girls, after school sessions, walking football for older people trying to keep active plus inclusive football sessions with participants from Bath Mind, SWALLOW, Julian House and more.
“Bath Recreation Limited is delighted that Bath City FC Foundation and St Martin’s Garden Primary School are bringing the Active Zone to life for the greater good of the community.”
Commenting after her visit, Mrs Hobhouse said: “It was a joy to witness the incredible power of sports to bring children together, to teach teamwork and improve physical well being.
“Sports should be accessible, inclusive and above all fun. Bath City FC and their charitable foundation are strong, positive forces in our community and I am delighted to support their work.”
Following the visit, Bath City FC Foundation CEO, James Carlin MBE said: “We are now working with over 2,000 people each year and I’m so proud of our dedicated coaches that work in all weathers to ensure everyone has access to football.”