Local football legends, Steve Walsh and Muzzy Izzet, have teamed up with PTC Sports to provide young local footballers with a once in a life time opportunity to live their dreams. At Walker & Son, we are the proud sponsors of this initiative, providing funds to support the purchase of equipment and facilities for the academy.
The 2 former premier league footballers and Leicester City FC legends are spearheading the football academy for youngsters aged 16-18 which will help develop and nurture football skills at the Advanced Football Development Academy (AFDA).
AFDA offers the opportunity of gaining BTEC qualifications, which will help the candidates gain a career in the sports coaching or Physical Education environments. In addition, f there is a field training aspect to the programme, enabling candidates to broaden their playing skills and fitness through developing all aspects of football.Visit the Website
As one of the largest employers in Leicester, all Samworth Brothers’ sites take an active role in the community and Leicestershire Cares provides a valuable link between us and those who can benefit from our help.
We have been involved in a wide range of local schemes, including the following:
The Sir Andrew Martin Trust for young people was founded in 1995, in memory of a patron of Leicestershire. The trust supports the aspirations and needs of both young individuals and voluntary organisations within the area.
On application, young individuals between the ages of 12-21 can receive grants to overcome financial or personal disadvantages, such as disabilities or health issues, learning difficulties and special education needs, in order to pursue and develop their interests, be it sport, travel or education.
The trust also supports voluntary youth organisations which are making significant contributions to benefit young people in the Leicestershire and Rutland region.
Examples of individuals and groups who have received funding recently include:
Walker and Son are honoured to have helped the trust since its creation, undertaking the administration of applications and submissions and providing any ongoing support that might be required.Visit the Website