It’s not all doom and gloom

You may be despondent over Brexit, you may be in despair about England’s exit from the Euros, but all is not doom and gloom.

Put back the smiles, puff out your chests with pride and let the cheers ring out for Bexhill’s magnificent 1066 Specials Disability Football Club.

At the recent awards presentation event of the Sussex Disability Football League, held at Sussex University, they received the Premiership Championship trophy, plus the 1066 yellows were the winners of the Adult League Division 1 and completed the double by adding the Division 1 Cup. On top of that, the superb 1066 Juniors, deprived from playing competitively due to lack of competition, were presented with medals from the SDFL in recognition of their football skills, sportsmanship and spirit.

But the story does not end there. Glynn Morgan, who was one of the original 1066 players when the club was formed in 2003, was awarded the prestigious Owen Defreitas Trophy as the Sussex Player of the Year. Does it get any better than that?

A huge thank you to all those included in the 1066 Specials family. Players (past and present), our valued volunteers and coaches (past and present) and not forgetting all the mums, dads, grans, grandads, carers together with the members of the 1066 Specials Supporters Club.

All of you are so important in helping to make the 1066 Specials the most inspiring and aspiring football team in Sussex.

You might have guessed by now that I am a very proud president.

The new season’s training commences on Saturday, September 3, at Bexhill College Spots Centre. If you would like to see these very special footballers in action all are very welcome. You will see for yourselves that football as played by the Specials is still, to quote Pele, ‘The Beautiful Game’.

Harold Lawrence

Pebsham Lane

Bexhill

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