Group Photo of the Down’s syndrome Eagles with CPFC Mascot Alice the Eagle
Alice the Eagle turns up unannounced at a Downs’ Syndrome Eagles session!
We put Alice through her paces and we’re glad to say she is welcome back any time! Alice had to hop, skip and sprint to keep up with some of our football players and they nearly left her in the dust! Our friend Sophia from DS ACTIVE also came down to watch some of our fancy footwork.
A normal weekly session for the Down’s Syndrome football team was brought to a pause as Alice the Eagle stepped into the room. All the players were stunned and eagle-eyed as the club mascot turned up!
The DS Eagles warmly welcomed Alice in to the drills; some players took it upon themselves to make sure Alice was learning some of the skills that the players could do too – practising our movement with the football and dribbling in and out the cones. Alice the Eagle was so impressed that when it was her turn she nearly fell over! Alice would have been left behind if it weren’t for the help of the DS Players helping her learn.
It turns out Alice the Eagle came down to watch our players showcase their skills and techniques after hearing how well we have been performing of late.
After the dribbling Alice volunteered to go in goal, which all of the players loved. Safe to say all the players managed to score some fantastic goals against the Eagle, although, to be fair, we had been practising shooting last week!
The players enjoyed every minute of the session and we would like to welcome Sophia and Alice back to the session whenever they like in the future.
For more information about our Down’s Syndrome team please contact Julianlawless@cpfcfoundation.org or phone the Crystal Palace FC Foundation office on 0208 768 6047.