Friday 17 January 2014

Copland football coach saved at the final whistle

The Kilburn Times  LINK is reporting that the Copland football coach Paul Lawrence who was threatened with redundancy has now been told that his job is safe the day before he was due to leave.. Lawrence coached England player Raheem Sterling from when the player was 10 years old.

In a Guest Blog on Wembley Matters,  'Fourth Estate' made the case for Paul's retention LINK stating:
But, of course, what Paul Lawrence would really like to do at the moment is to simply carry on doing what he’s done so successfully up to now: coaching Copland’s ordinary kids and its prospective England stars to fulfil their potential, so that they may  ‘have that true sense of self-worth which will enable them  to stand up for themselves and for a purpose greater than themselves, and, in doing so,  be of value to society.
The change of heart on Lawrence is welcome  but I can't help wondering how many more people, similarly committed to Copland students, have been lost in the recent cull.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Changes of heart unfortunately require the presence of that organ. Nevertheless, congratulations to all involved, including Wembley Matters.