On Friday 29 April, a presentation of a donation from the Gary Speed Trust – represented by Gary Speed’s father Roger Speed, to Kidz Soccer Saturday in Flint was made. I, along with Darren Johnson accepted the donation on behalf of Kidz Soccer Saturday.
The Gary Speed Trust was established following the sad death of Gary Speed. Gary Speed played professionally for Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United. He also captained the Wales national football team and went on to manage Wales in 2011. Gary Speed held the record for the most appearances in the Premier League at 535, until it was surpassed by David James.
The Gary Speed Trust was established to continue the promotion Gary’s work including supporting local charities such as local sports teams, schools, and hospitals.
The donation of £1,000 to Kidz Soccer Saturday who are based at Flint Town United will help fund kit for the juniors.
I want to thank the Gary Speed Trust for this generous donation. This donation will really help the Kidz Soccer Saturday in Flint. New kit will mean the world to the children and will enable them to continue to play with pride for their team.
Local sports teams like Flint Town United are centres for our community, bringing people together and giving them the opportunity to take part in team sports. Donations like this from the Gary Speed Trust are what keeps our community hubs going.