Article taken from DSA website
Wiltshire Police put their reputation on the line to take on the Swindon DSActive football team in a ‘friendly’ match at Wiltshire Police HQ. It was great to see so many people there on the day offering their support and it was great match practice for the DSActive team.
Wiltshire Police have always been fantastic at supporting the Down’s Syndrome Association, whether it’s getting behind the #LotsOfSocks campaign, employing people with Down’s syndrome through WorkFit and now supporting the local DSActive team. It was great to see so many people there from the police force, many coming in during their days off, and they were pushed very hard by the Swindon team.
The day started with a warm up to get everyone ready to play and meet the players on each team. The teams then played three hard fought matches, the first one was Wiltshire Police vs Swindon DSActive, and then the teams were mixed to make sure everyone got a game. There were goals flying in from every direction, celebrations worthy of someone who had just won the World Cup, and everything was played in a fantastic spirit.
Alex from the DSActive team said:
“It was a really fantastic day and great to be part of. I want to say a huge thank you to Wiltshire Police for hosting the day, a big thank you to WorkFit EDO Jonathan and his family for all their hard work, thank you to Louisa for the photos and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Support Group for their help and support. I’m looking forward to the re-match next year!”