Filip Benković

Filip Benković Surprises LCFC Community Trust Participants At Sileby JFC

Participants of LCFC Community Trust’s summer camp got the surprise of their lives earlier this month when Leicester City centre back, Filip Benković, dropped by as part of the Trust’s Grassroots Football Initiative.

- Filip Benković surprised the participants of LCFC Community Trust’s summer camp at Sileby JFC
- The defender signed for Leicester City on Deadline Day from Dinamo Zagreb
- Benković took part in various skill challenges designed by the participants
- The LCFC Community Trust will continue to support grassroots football clubs in the Charnwood Borough, the proposed location for Leicester City’s new state-of-the-art training facility

Benković visited the summer camp to surprise participants and take part in a series of challenges that the children had designed which included replicating goal celebrations, speed trials and a pass accuracy test.  

Over 80 children attended the three-day camp which consisted of various fun football-based activities that were delivered by LCFC Community Trust’s experienced coaches.

Benković, who signed for Leicester City on Deadline Day, surprised the participants on the final day of their camp and was on hand to give out medals to each of the children.

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Filip Benković
Filip Benković

The summer camps, which have taken place at three different locations throughout the summer, are part of LCFC Community Trust’s Grassroots Initiative. The Trust is committed to supporting local football teams based in the Charnwood Borough, the proposed location for Leicester City’s new state-of-the-art training facility.

Sileby Junior Football Club Chairman, James Walker said: “As a grassroots football club, this kind of event is vital to enable Sileby JFC to continue to run our various teams. The support that the Club has given us has been fantastic, they are doing great work across the Charnwood Borough and we are so proud to have been a part of the summer camp programme”

LCFC Community Trust Director, Allison Tripney said: “LCFC Community Trust’s camps have been hugely popular this summer and Filip’s surprise visit was a great way to end the week for the children. We are proud to work with Sileby JFC and run this event and look forward to continuing to support grassroots football clubs both in the Charnwood Borough and across Leicestershire.”

The Community Trust will continue to deliver various programmes in the Charnwood Borough including Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Kicks and bespoke female engagement sessions. Outdoor learning will also be promoted through the Trust’s partnership with the National Forest and young people with physical or learning disabilities will be supported through BT Sport’s Disability programme.

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