Ryan Robinson recently sat down with Rob Taylor nominee for the 'We Wear The Same Shirt' campaign.
Since joining the We Wear The Same Shirt programme Rob Taylor has hardly missed a training session. He heard about the programme through a friend of his who also attends the session and enjoys the chance to play football, keep fit, and socialise with other County fans.
Following his portion of the photoshoot, Rob spoke to Ryan Robinson about his role in the We Wear the Same Shirt side.
He said: “We have a laugh, allow people to relieve their stress and have a game of football. It’s just about making people feel welcomed, relaxed, no stress and just enjoy it, “ he said.
The team have since gone on to play friendlies against Swindon – drawing 2-2 and losing 3-1 before entering and winning a tournament at FAW’s Dragon Park in Newport.
Discussing the tournament, Rob said: “In that tournament, we put together two teams and we played each-other in the final which was really good – especially as my team won on penalties!”
The plan for the team going forward is to keep building on the positive strides already made, something Rob is keen to be a part of.
He said: “We really want to keep this going because it’s made a huge difference to a lot of people and it is all about making people feel welcome and stress-free so I would encourage anyone thinking of joining to give it a go and see what it’s about because it is really is just about taking that pressure away from anybody.”
Defender Dan Butler is the Club’s Mental Health ambassador and is always showing his support to the We Wear the Same Shirt scheme from showing up to training, sending messages of support to the team via Social Media and attending matches when he can.
Dan has previous spoken about the scheme saying: “I am extremely privileged to be an ambassador for such an important subject. It is something that everybody should be able to speak openly about, so if I can do my bit from time to time I am very happy to. I have met some really good people through this and hope that I may have helped them in some sort of way and will continue to in the future.”