From the official Chelsea FC website:
Chelsea Foundation hosted Surrey Police women’s football team along with female students from local schools in a special event held at Cobham.
Students from Notre Dame School in Cobham and Blenheim High School in Epsom joined Surrey Police officers and employees in a training masterclass led by Chelsea Foundation coaches.
The three teams took part in a number of football-related drills focusing on shooting, passing and dribbling. Both Notre Dame and Blenheim students then participated in a Q&A session with Surrey Police officers discussing their roles, and the importance of football and sport in tackling crime.
Keith Harmes, area manager for Surrey and Berkshire at Chelsea Foundation, said: ‘This day was really about bringing together people from a range of backgrounds. Having female officers training alongside girls from two local schools is something unique and it’s been a really enjoyable day for everyone involved.’
Christian Winter, Surrey Police, said: ‘It’s been a fantastic day and I’m so pleased with how it’s all turned out. It’s so important to me because of the benefits being part of a team like this can bring. It’s far more than just football – it’s about mental health, physical wellbeing, confidence and friendship.
‘It has been great to see the team enjoying the day and meeting the young people from nearby schools. Being able to hold a Q&A with the students was also a great opportunity for the students to ask any questions about policing. It really helps to break down the boundaries and improve our relationships with young people in the county.’