News — August 18, 2015 11:46

LFC Fan John Smith Honoured At Anfield

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Liverpool fan John Smith was honoured at last night’s game at Anfield against Bournemouth. John who has overcome his disablities and now trains others as a football coach was honoured by Prime Minister David Cameron and named Point of Light.

John, 39 from Croxeth has trained as a wheelchair football coach is involved with coaching members with severe disablilties and inspiring them to become more involved in football. Alongside running his own classes on weekly basis, John has also been involved with charity work for the LFC Foundation, including a sponsored swim where he raised £845.

The Point of Light award, recognises volunteers who have made an oustanding contribution in making a change to their community and who insipre others.



Prime Minister David Cameron said: “For many people conquering disability to play wheelchair football would be enough of a challenge, but John has gone so much further.

“Through his key role in Liverpool’s Respect 4 All programme, he is sharing his wheelchair football skills with others and helping to make football more accessible for disabled people.

“What John is doing at Liverpool is inspirational and I am delighted to recognise him as the UK’s 317th Point of Light.”

John said: “I was absolutely delighted and humbled to find out I had received this prestigious award. I feel really privileged to be recognised for the volunteer work that I love doing.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today though without the support of LFC Foundation who spotted and nurtured my skills. And ultimately without the support of my parents, who taught me that I can be independent in various ways.”



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