Finding motivation to be active may be difficult at the moment but one of Northamptonshire FA’s Girls Talent Pathway players has taken things a step further by keeping active and raising money for NHS Charities in the process.
15 year old Emily Sansom has been completing 1,000 kick ups a day to raise £1,000 for NHS charities. She came up with the idea as her mum, Natasha, is a paediatric speech and language therapy assistant at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Alongside Northamptonshire FA’s Girls Talent Pathway, Emily also plays for Corby Town and Peterborough United’s Player Development Centre.
Northamptonshire FA’s Head of Girls Talent Pathway, Chloe Brown, said: “We are incredibly proud of Emily, not just for her determination to complete the challenge but also her initiative to start it in the first place. Emily is always practising her skills at home and loves her football so it was a great way to bring both football and helping others together.”
Emily broke through the £1,000 barrier recently but you can still donate to support the NHS Charities via her JustGiving page below.
You can also see Emily’s progress on her Facebook page