The Tranmere Rovers Super Lotto Draw gives fans a great opportunity to give back to their community and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize at the same time.
60 percent of Lotto entries go straight back into funding the vital health and wellbeing programmes provided by Tranmere Rovers in the Community. A number of participants who come to the sessions end up involved with the club in more ways than one, often staying to volunteer as coaches.
Charley first came to Tranmere to partake in some of the Club’s football development sessions after an adult diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. She enjoyed the sport but sometimes found it difficult to get fully involved with everyone at the sessions due to a lack of confidence and anxiety.
The coaches at Tranmere Rovers in the Community suggested she go on one of the Club’s Health and Wellbeing Courses, which also take place at Prenton Park, and benefit from some new skills.
After gaining experience in sports coaching and adult employability skills, Charley’s confidence noticeably improved.
She said: “After learning how to work with other people and gain confidence in communicating with different types of people I felt happy that I could do the sport I love and help other people at the same time. I asked the Community team if I could do some work experience with them to help my CV and get more practice at coaching, I felt like I knew a lot of people at Tranmere so it was nice to be able to work alongside people who helped me out so much.”
On her work experience placement, Charley helped out with the Adult Day Centre session at the Prenton Park Recreation Centre and found a real joy in providing support for other people with disabilities.
Charley said: “Before Tranmere Rovers I was stuck in the house all the time because I didn’t have much else to do and I felt like I didn’t have the confidence to go out and find work – I didn’t feel like I had any skills to put on a CV and that nobody would want me to work for them. I got involved because I just enjoyed the football and so much has come because of that, my self-esteem has massively improved and now I want to focus on being a good coach for other people.”
The physical and mental benefits have been great for Charley and the turnaround in her wellbeing as soon as she was given the responsibility and skills to coach herself was noticeable almost instantly. The adult learning courses have helped her to remain embedded in the community and the sport she loves.
If you join the TRFC Lotto Super Draw, 60% of your stake goes into help fund the sessions Charley and others in the Community attend.
You can win up to a £1,000 a week and help your local Community for just £1 a week.
To sign up to TRFC Lotto Super Draw, please CLICK HERE and help support people like Charley.