Foxes Never quit!
Following on from our successful pilot employability programme for students with a visual impairment funded by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, we were delighted to be given the opportunity for a trip to Leicester City Football Club. Huge thanks go to Dan at Leicester City in the Community for organizing it and to our brilliant guides, John and Patrick.
With students from Sir Jonathan North School, Moat College and Soar Valley College, support staff and Vision Support teacher from Leicester City Council, we had the exciting opportunity to tour the stadium. We visited the directors’ suite, including the trophies and memorabilia, a VIP box, the media suite, the manager’s dugout, players’ changing rooms and we handled historic artefacts like footballs, shirts, rattles and boots. We also walked through the tunnel and got up close to the amazing pitch. We weren’t allowed on it – that’s only for grounds people and players!
Thank you, LCFC, for a fun, informative and accessible visit. John was an entertaining and brilliant guide. Well done to him and Patrick for recruiting some new LCFC fans!Julie Spiers, Vision Support Teacher, Leicester City Council
John’s tour was informative, funny and engaging. He ended with the inspiring message of perseverance and commitment that Leicester City live by – Foxes Never Quit.
Thank you, Leicestershire Cares, for organising and making the King Power visit possible. As always, it is a pleasure to work with you.Julie Spiers, Vision Support Teacher, Leicester City Council
If you would like more information on our Focus on the Future project, particularly raising awareness of visual impairment in business, please contact Fiona@leicestershirecares.co.uk