Wolves Wishes: Coach Daniel!

Young football fan keen to take his sporting chances!

Aspiring football coach Daniel Attree enjoyed the second part of his Wolves Wishes surprise yesterday – when he headed to the Compton Park training ground to meet Head Coach Kenny Jackett and the players.


Daniel, 14, is a pupil at Westcroft School, who suffers from learning difficulties, and has been a regular participant on Wolves Community Trust’s Sporting Chances project.


In 2014, he suffered a serious accident which saw him suffer extensive injuries to his legs, affecting his mobility.


As a result he was no longer able to play football for Wolves’ Sporting Chances team, which plays in the West Midlands Ability Counts League.


Daniel is a keen sportsman and has embarked on leadership activities at school, encouraging him towards taking up coaching.


And so, before Christmas, Wolves Wishes visited Westcroft School as part of the festive programme of visits, and Jed Wallace and Adam Le Fondre presented Daniel with his initialled Wolves coaching kit.


He was encouraged to volunteer to coach at Wolves Sporting Chances, which he has done under the guidance of Team Leader Gavin Jones, with the promise that Wolves will fund his FA coaching qualifications when he is old enough to take part in the course.


As part of that visit, Wolves also promised Daniel a visit to the training ground to meet up with Kenny and the players, and so he came along yesterday with friend Tyler for a look around and chance to pick up autographs and photos.


“It was really great to meet everyone and we both really enjoyed it,” said Daniel.