The club would like to say a big thank you to our friends at MVS who helped put on a fantastic ‘Fleet on the River’ event yesterday which resulted in more than 75 trips on the River Thames for disabled young people and their carers.
Kenny Clark, Nathan Ashmore, Aaron McLean, Jack Powell and Hooky, with the help of lads from the Fleet U15 Academy squad and their manager Jason, helped to make the day a huge success.
The weather held out and got better during the day while the tide allowed the three boats made available from the Gravesend and London MVS units to provide shuttle runs from Gravesend Sailing Club beyond Gravesend Pier and back down to Denton before returning to the jetty on East Promenade.
Whilst trips were taking place, the Fleet players and the U15 boys held a penalty shootout and knockabout on the Promenade. Danny and Ritchie from Beat Club provided the music in the clubhouse and Judy and her team from The Bench Café provided the catering. Kirsty Gaunt from Gravesham Borough Council engaged as many as she could in the Council’s Silk River design project which involved drawings, images and pictures showing people’s views of what the River means to them.
Hooky, as ever, was available for photo opportunities throughout.
We hope to see many of our friends from the River Day at Saturday’s Community Day v Eastbourne Borough. View some more photos from the day below…