SUNDAY, June 9 is a date that will remain in the memory of over 280 8-16-year olds, who attended the very first Steve Browne free community activity day.
The Steve Browne Foundation has been founded in memory of the former professional footballer who passed away in 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
The Browne family created the foundation to honour Steve’s name and continue the commitment to supporting and inspiring young people, something Steve did diligently through his business interests and football. The day, which was assisted by the National Lottery Community Fund, provided the young people of all abilities the opportunity to be coached and inspired by a number of sporting legends.
Sir Andy Roberts, the former West Indian fast bowler, British Olympians Mike McFarlane OBE and Tony Jarrett plus Arsenal youngster Trae Coyle, were joined by Capital Xtra presenter Jay and from the music world, So Solid’s Romeo and rapper J. Riley.
The foundation provided free t-shirts for all the participants, who had the opportunity to attend coaching sessions in cricket, football, athletics, dance and voice training, DJ and MC’ ing.
Steve’s wife, Sonia, was emotional and overwhelmed by the support received on the day.
She said: “Young people and helping their futures meant everything to Steve, so it was important to me and our family that we created something to keep his legacy alive. I’m proud to say the Steve Browne Foundation is doing just that.”
Parents were not forgotten either, as many joined a taster keep fit session at the end of the day.
For more information on the charity visit stevebrownefoundation.co.uk