This week some of the Veterans from our Forest Forces programme were invited down to take a penalty on the pitch here at The City Ground. Thanks to OfficeCare the opportunity was given to the Veterans who attend our monthly Forest Forces events, Forest Forces is a relatively new initiative we have been working on to support our Armed Forces community. We have had various different events this year for Veterans such as coffee/breakfast mornings, ground tours, hospitality opportunities and now playing on the pitch. The participants particularly loved walking out of the players tunnel and onto the pitch, saying it made them feel like a first team player! After the penalties the Veterans then had lunch in the Robin Hood Suite to finish off the afternoon.
Our Walking football team were also given the amazing opportunity to play on the pitch at The Famous City Ground. Thanks to Office Care our team had the chance to take some fantastic penalties! All of the participants had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed it! This finished off the day nicely as our Walking Football team and some of the local Veterans actually had a match against each other at The Forest Sports Zone before hand, with both teams drawing one all.
A massive thank you again to OfficeCare for providing some of our participants with this amazing opportunity!