Local football team says thank you to the NHS and key workers

Date published: 02 May 2020

Local Heywood football team, Roach Dynamos, have come together to say thank you for all the hard work that the NHS and other key workers are doing.

Each member on the under 10s football team were asked to take a photo of themselves in their football kit with their hands cupped to make a heart shape, as an appreciation to the NHS and key workers.

The photos have all been collected and put together as a thank you card, which have been sent out to the local hospitals, care homes and key workers’ places of work, so they know the local community is supporting them every step of the way.

On the card, you can see the players of Roach Dynamos JFC Under 10s in their well-known orange and black stripe kit, which is sponsored by Specsavers in Middleton.

The store has provided key items for the team, including shorts, shirts, and socks.

Andrew Barnes, who is the chairman of the Roach Dynamos JFC, said: “All of the girls who play for Roach Dynamos JFC are very dedicated to the game and are a close-knit team, so I know it has been very difficult for them to not play football together with the current situation.

“However, it’s fantastic to see them come together in a different way and support the incredible work that the front-line workers are doing. It makes me very proud to be their chairman.

“Additionally, we are very grateful to Kim and the team at Specsavers for all their support over the past season and we look forward to welcoming them to come and watch the girls play in the future when it is safe to do so.”

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