Ollie Watkins spoke to one of his biggest fans earlier this month about a special community project. Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launched a new community initiative in early May which saw dozens of children receive free activity packs to keep them active and healthy within their homes. The initiative, developed in partnership with Hounslow Council, saw 600 activity packs delivered across eight housing estates in Hounslow.
With the Trust’s involvement in the borough spanning more than three decades, the activity packs were created to replace the free sports and youth activity sessions it usually runs every week in partnership with Hounslow Council. Prior to the government lockdown, the Trust was delivering weekly sports sessions to more than 500 children and young people across seven estates in Hounslow. With many local families struggling with the impact of the lockdown, the activity packs, which include a foam football and physical activity resources, were designed to provide much-needed respite to children across the borough.
Brentford striker Ollie Watkins is also lending a hand. Ollie has worked with the Trust at Brentford Towers in the past and recorded a message to encourage families to make the most of the pack drop. Ollie also spoke to ITV News as part of the promotion of the initiative and had a chat with Callum, a massive fans of The Bees and the striker, who received a pack.
@BrentfordFC player @11Olliewatkins chatted to his biggest fan Callum about his #BeeatHome activity pack a couple of weeks ago.— Brentford FC CST (@BrentfordFCCST) May 28, 2020
Along with Callum, 600 local families have benefited from the packs - funded by @LBofHounslow and @PLCommunities
👇Watch below: pic.twitter.com/oGj2VA5BcI
The video can also be seen on the Trust's YouTube channel.