From three years old, Brandon was playing football with Foundation of Light. Four years later he’s part of a Development Squad at Sunderland AFC’s Academy of Light, but it’s not just his sporting prowess that has improved.
One of the first youngster’s to sign up on the Little Dribblers programme when it was launched, he’s one of many success stories of the programme which now works with youngsters aged 18 months and above.
As an integral part of the Foundation’s Player Progression Pathway, Little Dribblers helps develop and identify talented and gifted players. However, mapped to the Early Years Foundation Stages of the National Curriculum, the programme has other benefits too.
At its simplest level, Little Dribblers gives youngsters the chance to play and develop a lifelong love of sport and physical play.
As well as helping him develop sporting skills it has made Brandon a lot more sociable and happier to mix with other youngsters. He’s even been more attentive at home.
As parents we think it’s vital that children have access to more sport and Foundation of Light provide this and much more.
Brian Cree, Brandon’s father
11 September 2017