Sporting 87 FA-150 Grassroots Heroes Awarded by Prince William

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Sporting 87 Academy coach Rob Wiseman and Youth Club Chairman Darren Brown were among the FA’s 150 grassroots volunteers that received recognition for their work from FA President HRH Prince William at Buckingham Palace. Rob and Darren proudly represented Sporting 87’s wonderful volunteer work force and all grassroots volunteers throughout Suffolk at this prestigious event. Having two representatives from Sporting 87 was a major feat for the Club and is testimony to the great work done by front line coaching, administrative, all supporting staff and parents that make Sporting 87 such a fantastic environment for young people and adults in which to develop and play their football.

Official event photograph with HRH Prince William and FA Chairman Greg Dyke –
Rob and Darren are in the 2nd row, 3 & 4 in from left

Rob with Les Howie – FA head of coach development

Rob oversees a Level 1 coaching session for HRH Prince William and Michael Owen

Ladies control yourselves, please! (Within 10 yards of the HRH Prince William and excitement takes over.) You can see the Prince in the background, just.

Rob with another one of his new mates!

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Darren receiving his award.

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