Holyport father sets up football summer camp

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Grace Witherden

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A father-of-six has decided to leave his desk job behind and set up his own football summer camp, after falling ill at work.

Spencer Stone from Holyport hopes his summer sessions will attract the interest of youngsters who want to play football during the summer holidays.

After suffering a seizure at work in November, Spencer decided life was too short to spend it behind a desk.

After being made redundant from his job at Housing Solutions in January, he decided then was the right time to start his business.

Since then he has been coaching, running P. E lessons and doing what he loves best – playing football.

The 37-year-old said: “I’m going to see how it goes, and see if there is enough interest.

"I’d like to run the camp two days a week during the summer on the green at Holyport War Memorial Hall.

"I’m very excited and optimistic, since being made redundant I did a sports massage course and a coaching qualification, and I coach Holyport Memorial team part time, but I decided now was the time to do it.

"I’ve always been interested in football from a young age. I used to play semi-professionally until I had an injury when I was younger."

Spencer will be supported by his wife Stacey, and six kids; Jack, George, Alfie, Lilly and Ted and his step-son Jack.

Stacey said: “After his seizure he realised he didn’t want to sit behind a desk all day, Housing Solutions were really supportive.

“I was shocked when he first told me, but also I wasn’t surprised, he loves football.”

Sunday sessions will run weekly from Sunday, July 31 and the summer camp will begin on Tuesday and Wednesday, August, 2 and 3.

Email spencerstone125@gmail.com for more information

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