Fulham’s First Team players took time out after training last week to meet with some of the Fulham Badgers squad before their trip to Norway on Friday.
Established in 2006, the Fulham Badgers are the UK’s first Down’s syndrome football team.
Fulham Football Club Foundation and the Down’s Syndrome Association have enjoyed a great partnership over the past 12 years and the DSActive programme, a scheme that provides children and young adults with Down’s syndrome a fair opportunity to get involved in sports, now has over 20 Down’s syndrome football teams.
Fulham FC Captain, Brede Hangeland, passed on some football tips and provided the group with some information about his native Norway ahead of the visit to Kristiansand this weekend where the Badgers will be taking part in a sports festival involving up to 1,400 players.
Hangeland also handed over the playing kits that the team will be wearing during their three-day visit and posed for a team photograph.
The trip to Norway follows a successful week-long tour to Hong Kong in 2010 and the team which trains every week continues to make good progress, having been crowned champions of this year’s Premier League Down’s syndrome Football Festival.
Fulham Football Club Foundation and the Badgers team would like to thank individuals and organisations for their support and kind donations.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit the JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/BadgersNorwayTour
The money raised will not only go towards the Norway trip but will ensure that sufficient funds are available to sustain the Fulham Badgers programme for this season and next.