#SADM22 – Sporting excellence!

Sporting excellence with William (9)

When we think of role models in our homes, our thoughts jump straight to older siblings, Mum and Dad. The examples set by adults or young people approaching independence are important in framing a young person’s future and their attitudes to life, work and their peers.


Young people demonstrate exceptional traits in lots and lots of different ways, whether it’s overcoming adversity in some way or showing dedication to a hobby, there are lots of ways that children can teach adults and teenagers a thing or two about how to apply themselves in life!

William, the son of our foster carer Julia has not only excelled in his sports but has pushed himself to represent his school and football team due to his fantastic attitude and skills.

Here’s what his mum Julia had to say –

“William has excelled in his sports this year, he has been made the football team captain for this season & was awarded managers player of the year 2021-2022. He also plays for the school team, has been chosen to represent the school in cross country & has gone up another level in his swimming”

CFT Foster carer – Julia

We’ll say it again! That’s captain of his local football team deep intake of breath representing his school in football and cross country, advanced a level in his swimming AND was awarded the Managers Award for football at his local club.

Although it may not have been a ‘golden boot’ (although I think you’ll agree it’d be deserved) we awarded William £50 for his amazing sporting achievements and the dedication he has shown in his endeavours.

Congratulating and uplifting young people who show such enjoyment in their physical activity is crucial to their confidence and self esteem.
Confident children make fantastic role models in a household that fosters and we appreciate how William’s excellence in sport can inspire the children, young people and adults around him.


If you’d like to share your story with us, and be celebrated as part of Son’s and Daughter’s month, get in touch here

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