Sporting Club Thamesmead boss Joe Ford raises funds for first-class amateur footballer Mason Simms
WELL-WISHERS are raising money for an amateur footballer who broke his leg while playing for Sporting Club Thamesmead.
The winger suffered a double leg break during the club’s 1-0 win at Sheppey United in the Southern Counties East Football League Challenge Cup Quarter-Final eight days ago.
“For those that don’t know Mason Simms personally, Mason has been playing football since he could walk and has now been playing for me since under 16s,” said his manager Joe Ford.
“In all of his time as a player under myself he has been absolutely first class.
“His honesty, work-rate, despire to win and leadership qualities make him not just a good footballer but a fine young man too.
“Mason does not get paid to play football and will now as a consequence of this injury, he will be off work for a significant amount of time.
“I am hoping the football family will come together to support this cause as we all know how these things can affect someone’s life.”
Ford has launched a page on a fundraising website where he hopes to raise at least £2,000 for Simms, who plays alongside his brother Merrick, a centre-half.