Zola lends his support

Gianfranco Zola took some time out from his busy schedule at Chadwell Heath to lend his support to a community project run by West Ham United.

The scheme, supported by the Barclays Premier League and the Professional Footballers' Association, will see 12 youngsters from Tower Hamlets and Newham trained to be professional coaches.

After briefing the trainees, Zola spent time with the children, who were all from local schools. Afterwards the West Ham United manager said: "I've had so much from this game, when you do things like this you feel you are giving something back," he said. "It is something I encourage everyone to do, my players but also managers. Right now, as you can imagine, it's quite busy my time, but when I have the opportunity, it's a good feeling."

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