Saturdays match against Brighton saw our Active Supporters team take on their Brighton equivalents ahead of kick off.

The match, which took place in a pop up football pitch outside the DCFC megastore, provided a great platform to showcase the work of our Active Supporters programme.

Active Supporters is a free physical activity programme which aims to offer males aged 18-65 across Derbyshire free physical activity with sessions including Football, Boxing, Gym & Swim, Cycling and Badminton taking place across the city on a weekly basis.

There were two Active Supporters teams representing the Rams on the day, taking on two teams from Albion in the Community. They took each other on in four fixtures, each lasted ten minutes and were three a side.

The Rams came out on top in three of the matches, whilst one finished in a draw. The day was about much more than the performances however, more focus was on bringing community schemes together and giving Derby County fans the opportunity to see the work done by the Derby County Community Trust.

As part of the day, a competition to win a signed Derby County shirt was on offer to any Rams fan who came along to watch. From all the entrants, Anthony Hutchinson was chosen as the winner and was presented the shirt by Rammie during half time.

Following the day, Active Supporters Physical Activity & Health Advisor, jack Bell said:

“Saturday was a great event to showcase what the Active Supporters programme is all about in front of the Derby fans.” 

“It was a great opportunity for us to provide a different build up to a matchday and have time interact with supporters to introduce the work of the Derby County Community Trust. We hope to do more across the season and hopefully the day will have encouraged more supporters to get active using our programmes.”

“A big thanks goes to Brighton for bringing their team down as well as Burton Albion Community Trust for allowing us to use their street stadia pitch, the day would not have been possible without them.”

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