Molly reaps rewards
THERE was plenty to celebrate for Curly Park Rangers Football Club Under 9s coach Molly Small as she picked up the Virgin Care Community Champion Award.
The Under 9s Wolves team have been supported by Virgin Care since they launched in late 2013 and the award was created to recognise someone who had gone above and beyond to make a difference to the club or the wider community and to reflect the Virgin Care values.
Molly had suffered an injury earlier in the season which prevented her from playing in a team herself but had continued training with the team during her recovery.
The awards night was held at Camberley Town FC and saw prizes handed out to players and support staff who had helped the Wolves team reach the semi-final of the Surrey and Hampshire FA plate and rise four divisions.
Molly drew the loudest applause of the night when she was called up to accept the award which she said she wasn’t expecting.
“I do what I do at Curley Park because that is where I started playing football and just wanted to give something back to the club who gave me a chance to play,” the 18-year-old said.
“When I won the award I was shocked but once it sunk in it felt good to win something and be noticed for what I put into the team.”
Nikki Smith, Under 9s Wolves Team Administrator and Lead Pharmacist in Virgin Care’s Medicines Management Team said: “Molly has been a real inspiration for the team this year. Despite suffering from an injury earlier in the season, Molly was determined not to let the team down, even training with them on crutches.”
Virgin Care will continue to support the team for the 2014/15 season as part of the organisation’s support for keeping people healthy and encouraging exercise.
The Under 9s team train at Lightwater Leisure Centre on Tuesday evenings between 6 and 7pm and play matches on a Saturday morning. Anyone interested in joining can email Nikki Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly Small with the Virgin Care Community Champion award