Ability counts day showcases MK Dons SET's support of disability football
Teams from Doncaster, Brentford, Winslow and Aylesbury came together alongside our own MK Dons Disability teams to celebrate our annual ability counts day. After a football festival at Woughton on the Green, over 350 people took to a half-time parade around the Stadium MK pitch. Members of the disability team were given the opportunity to create a guard of honour as MK Dons and Doncaster Rovers enter the pitch. Our disability players were joined by the coaches and volunteers, as well as the Chairman and SET trustees for the duration of the parade.
15th & 16th Player progress to the Advanced Centre from Skills Elite
Joseph & William become the 15th & 16th players to move up our player pathway from Skills Elite to the Advanced Centre. This is the highest number of players to move up in a season which shows the continued success of the pathway. Joseph joined the course in September and William has been attending our courses for over 2 years now. The Skills Elite squads are next in fixtures action when they travel to Walsall development squads during May half term.
England call-ups for Lucy O'Brien and Ellie Sargent
Lucy and Ellie have been selected to be a part of the England lionesses' Squad. Lucy has been called up to the U15 Women's national team squad when they travel away v Belgium, whereas Ellie is currently on the reserve list. Both players join a long list of MK Dons players to have represented England U15's Women, with Alice Hassell, Amelia Hazard, Abbie Roberts, Melanie Filis, and Molly Lemon all previously representing their country at U15's level.
NCS set to take away record numbers this summer
With summer fast approaching, MK Dons SET NCS team are set to take away record numbers this year. Over 300 young persons will be travelling to the Shropshire Countryside in a hope that this weather remains! The National Citizen Service is a programme designed to give 15-17 years old the opportunity to develop important life skills and give back to their local community.