Friday, 18 November 2016

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Director Francis Benali receives Freedom of Southampton

On Wednesday 16th November, Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Director, Francis Benali, was granted the Freedom of Southampton.

SUPER-FRAN: Stands proud with Honorary Award
The honour was awarded in recognition of Fran's fund raising achievements for charitable causes, having raised more than £390,000 for Cancer Research UK.

In his most recent Challenge, Benali's Big Race Fran ran a marathon and cycled 75 miles (120km) each day for a fortnight in October with the 1,000-mile (1,600km) route linking 44 football clubs taking him to South Wales, the Midlands and the North-West, before crossing the country and returning via East Anglia and London.

Fran was welcomed "Home" with a standing ovation from fans when he arrived at St Mary's Stadium at half-time during the home match against Burnley on 16th October.

All the MLTNC Team are extremely proud of Franny as he continues to act as a truly inspirational and positive Role Model for not only our Players, but our Coaches too.