Students saw their 18 months of hard graft for the first time as they created their own footballing stories

Enfield Independent: Former Enfield players Terry Mellis and Terry Clements with Kingsmead pupils Former Enfield players Terry Mellis and Terry Clements with Kingsmead pupils

More than 18 months hard work was showcased at a football club as schools in the borough created their own sporting stories.

Students from schools such as Kingsmead and George Spicer primary school both in Southbury Road, Enfield, have been producing their own football tales by looking into the past of Enfield football.

‘Enfield Football Tales’ – created by Enfield Town F.C. has collaborated with charity Beth Johnson Foundation, who work with the elderly, to create the project.

The aim of the project is help those with memory loss in the borough use sport as a way of remembering.

This was brought together as teams from the schools presented their videos and messages they had been working on at Enfield Town Football Club in Donkey Lane, Enfield.

James Layton, 13, form Kingsmead school said his team interviewed members of the current team along with other sides.

He said: “We spoke to the manager, the supporters and relatives of players to make our video about Enfield football. We had a great time interviewing people and I enjoyed asking other people about their memories of football.”

Judy Crabb, ambassador of the Beth Johnson foundation said: “This is a fantastic project because sport evokes a passion from all generations and is enjoyed by everyone.

“Not only does it bring people together but it can be used as a catalyst to bring back memories of those who have trouble with memory as they get older.

“Today has brought together all the hard work of the students. Players of the past were invited to view their hard work which was really lovely as some of them hadn’t see each other in more than a decade.”

Other groups looked at the glittering history of Enfield F.C in the 1970/80s and some focussed on women’s and youth football in the borough today.


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