Lead Under-18 Coach David Wright emphasised the importance of the visit:
“It’s great for the kids to have the boys joining in, but it’s also great for our boys to come down and see how fortunate they are. All of them are getting stuck in and they’re loving it – it’s good for them to see something totally, totally different.
“The community is a massive part of this football club, so it’s good for the boys to come down and be a part of it and experience what we do as a club in the community.”
Academy scholar Max Aarons said:
“When you speak to the first team players about days like this, coming to The Clare School etc, they are always buzzing and have told me how such a little thing from them can make such a big impact on these kids’ day – so it’s been good to experience this.”
“For us, it’s not just about producing footballers, it’s about producing good, well-rounded people who are really well-skilled as well. They work together as a team day-in, day-out on the football pitch, but this is about learning life skills, which is extremely important to us.”
The Foundation’s disability team deliver sessions in the school each week to pupils with a broad range of complex needs, with emphasis on teamwork, movement, and coordination.
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