Saturday 29th of October saw Luton United Football Club host a ‘Super Saturday’ event to celebrate the development of the club. The event provided an opportunity for the local community to come together through grassroots football.
Luton United Chair, Mujahid Zaman, shares his thoughts following Luton United’s ‘Super Saturday’ event that was attended by Bedfordshire FA representatives.
‘The club was proud to host a Super Saturday event on Saturday 29th October to celebrate the progress the club is making to develop grassroots football. Super Saturday was a community event where the club, parents and players came together to celebrate by enjoying several home games, inflatables and lots of great food. The club and coaches have worked extremely hard to embed the ethos of grassroots football and are now home to 12 teams ranging from U8 to U18s.
Luton United Football Club is a community grassroots organisation using football as its main tool to promote participation in sports and a wider goal to tackle social issues. The Football Club has enabled many young people to develop self-confidence, teamwork and self-responsibility in order to realise their potential.
This season we are proud to say that we have set up girls’ football sessions that are being developed and led by the club’s first female coach to provide more opportunities for girls to play in Luton. We also had the pleasure of Jo Williams (FA Regional Coach Development Officer-Women and Girls) visiting to deliver a session with the girls and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone that took part.'
A regular attendee at the Luton United Girls Sessions, Yumna explained why she enjoys the sessions, ‘The best thing about football is the adrenaline rush it gives you while you play but also when you meet new people. I have made many friends since joining Luton United and hopefully many more in the future.'
For further information about the girls’ football sessions or Luton United generally, please contact Mujahid Zaman (firstname.lastname@example.org)