Chelsea FC Women legend Claire Rafferty surprised the Chelsea Foundation’s women’s walking football team during their weekly online get together on Good Friday.
With social distancing measures in place following the coronavirus outbreak, people have been asked to follow government guidelines and stay home to help control the virus.
This has meant the Foundation’s weekly walking football sessions have temporarily come to a stop so the players and their coaches have been catching up online to stay in touch and remain connected with the club.
Our former England left-back gate-crashed the party to discuss all things Chelsea, England and the importance of staying active and mentally strong during the current lockdown.
Rafferty, who played for the Blues for more than 10 years, even offered to join the participants when they are finally allowed back on the pitch!
Rafferty said: ‘It was a pleasure to join the team for a chat to discuss my career, Chelsea and keeping fit and healthy during the lockdown.
‘It is easy to feel isolated and alone right now so it is great to see the Chelsea Foundation finding ways to keep engaged with their participants.
‘There were some great questions and I enjoyed hearing their stories as well. I’m definitely considering joining them for a game when we are finally allowed to play football again.’
Rafferty’s appearance follows on from former Chelsea defender Gary Chivers joining our men’s walking football team for a similar call as the Foundation continue to stay engaged with our participants of all ages.