Chelsea FC's 'Alive and Kicking' senior fans group, were delighted to have the opportunity to meet with two legendary heroes, Roy Bentley and Peter Bonetti at a special question and answer session hosted by the Club's education department.
The learners are all over 65 with the majority in their late seventies, many have been season ticket holders at the club for several decades. Over 60 senior supporters attended the event, including the Club's oldest fan, Buster Martin, who is aged 101. The Club hosts regular events for our respected senior fans, as well as two weekly computer skills sessions in the Hub education facility. Social and learning events are held throughout the year and are all free of charge.
Bonetti impressed fans with his honest and amusing answers and obvious enjoyment of the session. Peter and Roy also signed memorabilia and posed for photos with fans. A raffle was held in aid of the Club's official charity CLIC Sargeant, with prizes ranging from match tickets, signed books and other prizes donated by the Club. After the event, the group were invited to attend the Chelsea v Valencia home game.
Computer club tutor Swati Shah from the local charity Open Age attended her first football match with the learners, "I really enjoyed attending the match with the group and being able to see them expressing their passion for Chelsea. The shared love of Chelsea and the sense of community amongst the group has helped them to try out and learn skills they wouldn't have dreamt of trying before."
If you would like to join the mailing list for 65+ Alive and Kicking events or try the free weekly computer class, please contact Wendy Buddin on 0207 915 2222.