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Surprise Soccer Camp visit

9 November 2012

Youngsters enjoyed a special treat when two of their Sheffield Wednesday heroes turned up at their football camp this week.

Owls' midfielder Jose Semedo and goal keeper Chris Kirkland dropped in to the October Half Term soccer school at the SWFC Training Ground to meet the unsuspecting children.

The two players took part in a question and answer session with the group of 80 kids before having a kick about and sharing some of their top football tips.

Joe Harris, aged nine, who has been attending the Soccer Camps for the past two years, was delighted by the attendance of the players.

“I couldn’t believe it when my favourite Owls player, Jose Semedo, turned up with Chris Kirkland to meet us – it was a brilliant surprise. He answered all of my questions about what it’s like to be a footballer and he even showed off his skills!”

“I have been to the Soccer Camp at Sheffield Wednesday a few times now and I really enjoy it.”

Afterwards, Semedo, said: “I remember when I was young looking up to professional players so I know how much it means to kids to meet the players they watch week in week out from the stands.”

Chris Kirkland added: "It was great to answer the kids’ questions and to have a bit of a kick around with them. The Soccer Camps here are fantastic and offer something fun to do during the school break."

Sheffield Wednesday hosts a range of football and goal keeping camps during all school breaks at locations across the city and further afield.

The camps are hosted by full-qualified football coaches from the SWFC Community Team and are open to youngsters of all abilities between the ages of five and 14.  

To see more photos from the players visit or for information about Soccer Camps go to the SWFC Community Programme Facebook page by clicking here.

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