Sammie & Danny's ACL operations

There is never a good time in a footballer’s career to rupture an Anterior Cruciate Ligament. In this torrid season Cinderford Town have suffered three ACL injuries to players. Far more important than the club are the individuals at the heart of the injuries. Rightly or wrongly none of the players have private medical cover for this and none get sick pay at work. If you know any of the boys I urge you to give what you can & help them in their recovery.


For Sammie Hicks, (above) a young player developing his immense talent and aspiring to be the best player that he can become this prolonged break comes at a difficult time in his career.  Sammie, who is finishing his studies at Hartpury University, works around 30 hours a week bar work which he relies on for income. Whilst undergoing the operation Sammie will have no sick pay and therefore no money coming in when he eventaully goes for the operation.

Danny also receives no sick pay from his job and immediatey needed over a week off work due to the severity of the knee injury. Upon receiving the news of his scan results and that he would need an operation, Danny and his partner also received the amazing news that they are expecting twins! Danny remains on the NHS waiting list for his operation but when the time comes for his operation he can expect a few weeks recovery period in which he will be receiving no sick pay but  with a new young family. 

All the proceeds of this page will go towards covering the pay lost for the recovery from the operations. 

This season the Cinderford Town players have kept a player’s kitty, as done in most clubs, for nights out and an end of season tour. The players have worked hard to build the kitty to over £2,000 & to kick start this campaign the players have decided unanimously to forego the beer money & to throw the kitty into the fund for their team mates.

I thank you personally & on behalf of all at Cinderford Town Football club for reading and for your consideration. These boys wouldn’t ask for money, it’s not in any of their characters but let’s see if we can do something special for each of them by coming together.
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Paul Michael 
Abercarn, Wales, United Kingdom
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