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Story added: 7th February 2020

Six scholars see a Foundation after-school club in action at Eaton Hall Academy

Six scholars from Norwich City FC’s Academy visited a local school on Tuesday to experience an after-school sports session in action.

The Community Sports Foundation (CSF) run the session every week at Eaton Hall Specialist Academy, a school that caters for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Tom Dickson-Peters, Zak Brown, Jaden Warner, Saxon Earley, Nelson Khumbeni and Sean Stewart worked alongside CSF coaches Steph Powell, Gregg Jonas and Jamie Bennett to deliver an engaging football session, as well as taking part in small-sided games with the young students.

Steve Bramble, Head of Curriculum at CSF, said, “The teachers and their pupils hugely value the presence of such positive role models in their school.

“But it also allows the scholars the opportunity to reflect on how fortunate they are themselves.”

Head of Player Care at Norwich City Football Club Clive Cook said, “You could see that the school’s students were fully engaged in the coaching session, which is great.

“The value of mentoring was clear to see. The scholars showed great character and attitude, and it was reciprocated by the students.”

A Norfolk Specialist Academy, there are 50 places at the school, with ages ranging from 7 to 16.

Max Aarons and Adam Idah are among the players that have visited special schools with CSF in the past as part of their Academy personal development programme.

Find out more about our schools programme here.

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