Manager Paul Simpson and first-team players Jordan Gibson and Jon Mellish went along to Ivegill CE Primary School last week for a Q&A session with years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The trip to Wembley at the end of last season was the main topic of conversation, as well as questions about their teammates, players they’d played against, what it takes to become a professional, and who their footballing heroes were when they were growing up.
“It was a great afternoon,” Paul told us. “The children had their questions prepared and it made it really enjoyable to sit down and talk to them, because it was all organised so smoothly.
“They were all really interested in how we’d prepared for the trip to Wembley as well as how I’d picked the penalty takers. They did try and make me pick who my favourite player was but I told them it was like picking a favourite child and I didn’t want to upset anyo
“I’d like to thank them all for inviting us along.”
“All of the lads will tell you that these visits are good to do,” Jordan added. “This one was really well organised and the questions were good, you could tell they’d really thought about them.
“We tried to have a kick about outside afterwards but the weather was against us and I think the gaffer was worried that Mellish would start tackling all of the kids!”
Thank you to everybody at Ivegill, and to the gang at Bimson Haulage, for inviting us along.