Two schools went behind the scenes at Accrington Stanley to watch the team prepare for their final game of the season.
Reds manager James Beattie invited pupils from the Hollins Technology College and St Mary Magdalen’s C of E Primary School in Accrington to check out the squad’s training regime in full swing at the Store First Stadium.
Year 3 St Mary Magdalen’s pupil Siclesia spoke for all her peers when she said it was ‘the best day of her life, ever’.
Primary pupils joined a group of twelve Year 10 students from the Hollins Technology College at the ground for the morning visit where Beattie greeted the children personally.
He talked them through the team’s professional football training schedules before taking the students on a tour of the stadium.
They then watched the players dribble, head, jump, sprint and score their way through their pre-match routine
Faye Pilkington, assistant subject leader in PE at Hollins Technology College said: “This was a great opportunity for our Year 10s to get a glimpse at life behind the scenes of a professional football club.”
The visit was organised as part of Stanley’s community engagement campaign with players visiting Hyndburn schools to encourage children to support the Reds, their local club.
Stanley players also visited Accrington last week for lunch at the Black Horse Food Emporium.
They then walked around the town centre to meet traders and shoppers.