THE first football training session for refugee children in Andover took place on Wednesday (June 15).

As previously reported, town councillor and coach at Ra Football Club, Nicholas Asamoah, has launched a charity scheme aimed at welcoming young refugees and children from disadvantaged backgrounds into the sport.

He plans to shift his focus away from competitive training, and towards outreach work.

With the help of resident Kerrie Morley, who has been supporting refugee families living in Andover, the first session took place at a play area on London Road.

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Cllr Asamoah said: “The session was fantastic, beyond my expectations.

“The children didn’t want to go home after the session and they all wanted to help me pack away.

“They were ever so well behaved and caring children and it was absolutely a pleasurable moment to see smiles on all faces present.”

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