Norwood residents have a ball!

15 March 2013

It was such a pleasure having the Maccabi GB open football squad choose Norwood as one of their key communal charities to visit. We hope that, over the coming days, some of the team will be moved to think about life from a different perspective. I also know that our residents loved the experience and the opportunity to meet some new people.

Maccabi GB’s open football squad took to the pitch last Sunday for a football training session and five-a-side tournament with residents from Norwood’s London homes and Ravenswood, the charity’s residential community in Berkshire.

The football team have been selected to represent Team GB at this summer’s 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

The 90-minute session, hosted at Wellington College, Berkshire, kicked off with a warm-up followed by fun exercises, training drills and the tournament itself.

The visit was part of a scheme formed by the team’s manager, David Pollock, to give players the opportunity to learn about Jewish charities and give something back to the community.

Adele Breslauer, Associate Director of Fundraising at Norwood, said: "It was such a pleasure having the Maccabi GB open football squad choose Norwood as one of their key communal charities to visit. We hope that, over the coming days, some of the team will be moved to think about life from a different perspective. I also know that our residents loved the experience and the opportunity to meet some new people."