Yesterday saw Rams legend Roger Davies give our 65+ Forever Active programme a tour of the Derby County Training Centre.
Davies, who played for Derby across the 1970’s and featured heavily in the 1974/75 First Division title-winning side was a big hero of the participants, many of whom remember him as a regular name on the scoresheet during his two spells with the club.
Forever Active is a free physical exercise, stability & social programme aimed at anyone aged 65+. Many of the participants are big Rams fans and season ticket holders so jumped at the chance to tour the training centre.
During the tour they got a chance to go behind-the-scenes and see the facilities that Derby’s players and staff utilise on a daily basis as they prepare for games, whilst also having the chance to probe Davies on his former playing days.
Alan Roberts, 69, said: “I’d heard good things about the Moor Farm training facility ahead of the tour, however I didn’t realise just how impressive it was.”
He added “As a fan I have plenty of fond memories of watching Roger, so it was as especially exciting for him to be leading the tour.”
Following the tour, Jack Bell, Physical Activity & Health Advisor at the Derby County Community Trust said: “It was great to give the guys an opportunity to take the tour around the training centre today, many of them are big rams fans and loved having the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look at what is a fantastic facility.”
“As many of them remember Roger Davies from his playing days, they loved having the opportunity to ask him questions on Derby’s title winning era.”
The Forever Active programme is open to males & females aged 65+ and is completely free to attend. Sessions take place at the iPro stadium on Thursday afternoons 1.30pm-3.00pm.
Are you interested in attending or do you know of someone who is? Call the Derby County Community Trust office to book your place on 01332 416140 .