Brentford FC goalkeeper Simon Moore has shown his supported for the club's Community Sports Trust by paying a visit to their local 'Kickz' project.
Kickz uses the power of football and appeal of professional football clubs to engage with young people who may otherwise be difficult to reach. The scheme targets some of the most disadvantaged areas of the county to create stronger, safer and more respectful communities through the development of young peoples' potential.
And earlier this month, the Bees stopper spent time talking with over 30 young people in attendance at an event in Hanwell. Moore also watched the warm-up and 5-a-side matches taking place at the sessions.
"Simon's appearance proved really popular, it gave a lot of inspiration and joy to our participants who have never met a professional footballer in their own neighborhood before," said Kickz Project Manager Krishan Puran.
"Having the support of the Brentford first team adds so much more value to the Kickz programme not only at Copley but also throughout our wider community.
"A Player visit really does bring the football club closer to the local people. Simon was a great ambassador for the club, he was extremely friendly and very interactive with our participants, posing for photograph's and signing programmes, they all loved him!"
The Kickz project delivered by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust aims to engage young people aged 12-18 years in a programme of free regular positive and healthy sports activities in the heart of their own community.
Another key aim of the project is to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in targeted areas through the engagement of young people.
Brentford Communications and Player Liaison Manager Peter Gilham added: "This was one of many visits undertaken by the players at schools, clubs and projects around the borough during the week. All of the players are very supportive when requested to represent the Club."
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