Lockdown Club Stories: Rustington Otters
Rustington Otters Under-10s, coached by Christian Justice, have been undergoing a ‘Road to Wembley’ in aid of Cancer Research UK, so far raising over £1,600.
Inspired by the recent FA cup ties Rustington have chosen to embark on an exercise challenge with players and parents covering a distance of 57 miles, equal to the distance from Rustington Otters HQ to the home of football, Wembley Stadium.
After having their season cut short for a second season in a row, Rustington Otters are determined to put the disappointment behind them, remain active during the lockdown, and raise some money for a worthy cause with their efforts.
Between them they will cover a combined total of 1300 miles as they walk, jog and run the 57 miles over a 4 week period on the Road to Wembley.
The team are undertaking the fundraising effort in memory of Paul Bridle. Paul was a parent of one of the players and very sadly, recently lost a heroic 18-month battle to cancer.
Paul was a devoted his time to football, volunteering countless hours coaching and managing teams at Rustington Otters. He was a big supporter of the under-10s and was often on hand to offer his words of encouragement to all the players from the side-lines as they developed from the under-6s to under-10s.
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Rustington Otters coach, Christian, had this to say: “I’m so proud of the team and parents on how they embraced the challenge of covering the Road to Wembley.
“It had a real positive impact and gave everyone a focus during the third national lockdown. The support we received was amazing for a truly worthwhile cause”
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