SPORTING HEROES SKEM MEN-ACES
Skem Men-aces THIS team is not just about football, it’s behind the scenes, the challenges that these players have on a day-to-day basis – all of the players have learning difficulties – but the club gives them the chance to travel up and down the country to play the beautiful game, make friends and be part of a club.
When not playing matches, the Men-aces are busy with exhibition games raising awareness of mental health, men’s health, Mencap, SHINE and many other charities that they help along the way by raising money.
Club manager Carl Eaton, who was born with spina bifida, says it was an honour to be in the company of so many brilliant people at the awards.
He said: “This was probably the most memorable night of our year.
“I would like to thank all our supporters for their continued backing but I especially want to thank each and everyone of our unique super humans at Skem Men-Aces for making everything that we have achieved possible and for bringing so much joy and happiness into my life.
“As a thank you to them, my wife, Mim, and I are taking part in the Greater Manchester Marathon Challenge, with the hopes of raising £10,000 to take away each and every lad on an adventure holiday weekend.”
Skem Men-Aces football team