When the club’s media department were contacted by year six student Sam Davidson [chair of the Hallbankgate School Learning Council] to see if we would be able to pop along to their school fair, we were delighted to see that it fitted perfectly with the first team training schedule.
Sam, who spoke passionately about wanting to make the school fair ‘the best we’ve ever had’ as the year six gang prepare to move on to secondary school, explained that he had a range of activities planned, should any players be able to attend.
Step forward new arrivals Jack Bridge and Jack Iredale.
They took time out between the Monday afternoon sessions to join in with the children for a quick game of kids against players on the football pitch, with some excellent tackling and finishing on show.
From there it was on to an archery competition, before it was every person for themselves in a Nerf Gun war.
Defender Jack Iredale said: “That’s one of the best appearances I’ve ever done, to be fair. There was plenty for us to do and we made to feel really welcome.
“Everybody picked on me with the Nerf Guns, which wasn’t really very fair, but we definitely showed Bridgey’s team what was what with the archery.”
Midfielder Jack Bridge said: “We were up against a good team for the football. Some of the finishing was superb and it was another hard session for us both.
“I’d like to thank Sam and everyone at the school for making it an excellent and enjoyable afternoon.”
Thank you to everybody at Hallbankgate School for inviting us to the fair, and good luck to Year 6 next year!!