Brentford FC finds new ways to engage with fans, and keep them active, during lockdown

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Fans of Brentford FC can't get out to watch their team during lockdown so the club has come to them instead.

Brentford FC is keeping young people in the community active by handing out hundreds of activity packs to children around Hounslow.

Among them is the Harris family who hoped they they would be watching the club get promoted this Spring.

The Harris Family with their Brentford FC activity packs

The packs include footballs and resistance bands to do some workouts at home.

Brentford FC hasn't played since March. Ollie Watkins had been the star of the season scoring scoring 22 goals but hasn't trained for months.

Brentford's Ollie Watkins

It's not just football which has been on hold at Brentford FC work to the club's new stadium has also been delayed.

The government has allowed construction workers back onto the site and the club is hoping the stadium will be ready in time for next season.

Brentford FC says the supporters are at the heart of what they do and have named their new ground the Community Stadium.

But until they start playing again the club is having to find new ways to engage with fans from a distance.