April Youth Section Player of the Month - Samuel Warner

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Congratulations to Samuel Warner of Royal Wootton Bassett Town's Under 15 Yellow team on winning the Youth Section Player of the Month award for April.

Given the Coronavirus crisis has curtailed action on the pitch, this month's prize was another special award, with parents nominating those who have gone above and beyond during the lockdown.

Samuel was nominated by his mother Karen for the tremendous work he has done to support his at risk neighbours. Here is the nomination received:

"Our wonderful neighbour is in her 90s and her fabulous daughter, who lives with her, has a number of health issues making them both very high risk.

Sam has taken it upon himself to become their gardener. He has mown their lawns weekly, dug the border and power washed their patio. He's also washed their car. They're so happy to have his help allowing them to enjoy their garden that little bit more especially in this sunny weather we're having. (They're indoors while Sam does his work).

He has big plans for their garden, bless him!

He's got a big heart and it would be lovely if he was recognised."

All at the club are proud to hear of what Samuel has been doing. His actions truly demonstrate the community spirit that is required during these difficult times, and he is a worthy winner of the award.

Three further nominations were received, all of whom deserve special mention for what they have been doing:

Alfie Gleed (Under 15 Blue)

"Not only has Alfie not moaned about staying in, he has only gone out for walks with my dad or to help at the club. He's also helped deliver 30 crocheted hearts for the NHS to give to the families who have lost a loved one."

Finlay Marshall (Under 13 Yellow)

"Finlay has been having to shield, so hasn't been able to leave the house which he's found really difficult not being able to see family and friends.

He has been organising family and friends quiz nights for us all every weekend since we have been in isolation. He spends ages putting some great quizzes together and has organised Zoom calls for us all to join in. It has brought some much needed fun and laughter to all of us.

He also claps every Thursday evening without fail for all the NHS, teachers and other key workers and this week he will be clapping for Captain Tom.

I decided that it's time to get fit and healthy, so Fin has been extremely supportive of this. He has been putting training plans in place for me and even organised a healthy menu. He will always exercise with me to keep me motivated."

Noah Marshall (Under 8 Yellow)

"I would like to nominate Noah as unfortunately he has not be able to leave house due to shielding.

Every Thursday evening Noah will stand and clap for all NHS and key workers, he never forgets and is always out ready on the dot and has made a rainbow for our window.

He has been watching Captain Tom's journey and decided he was going to do a poster for our window and made him a lovely card which he sent in time for his birthday.

He decided that as he couldn't see his nans in person and only by phone or FaceTime, he would hand write them good, old-fashioned letters and send them via post. He does this every week of how he's got on with school work, etc. The nans love this."

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