PLAYERS at a youth football team recently showed their support to NHS workers involved with their club and others working in the health sector across the region.

The under-10s Oswestry Lions team, part of Oswestry Boys and Girls Club, put together a collage of pictures to send to club chairman, Adam Woodcock, with their hands forming the shape of a heart to show their support for NHS workers.

Adam, who works as a therapy and physio assistant at Gobowen’s Orthopaedic Hospital, is not the only person involved with the club who works for the NHS.

His wife Hayley, who is Kenyon Ward manager at the hospital, is also involved with the club, as well as Nicola Williams (X-ray department) and Karen Sheppard (consultant orthopaedic surgeon) who all work at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH).

Adam said it was nice to receive such a thoughtful message from the young players.

“It’s great to see, they’re a really great bunch of lads to be honest, they’re fantastic,” he said.

“We’ve been keeping in touch with them since lockdown and we had the collage sent over by them which was nice.

“We know they’ve all been able to stay in touch with each other on their Xboxes – it’s just weird times for everyone though.

“They’re just really missing their football, they’re absolutely gutted about that.

“We train once a week and play a game once a week, and I’m not just saying it – they’re a brilliant side and they’ve lost just once this season, so they’ve been enjoying their football and doing really well.

“We were also supposed to have our end of season presentation evening which was set to take place on June 7, but I don’t think that will be going ahead now either unfortunately.”