Owls striker Chris Maguire has shared his football expertise with children at a Sheffield Primary School.
The talk, facilitated by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, saw Chris discuss his career experiences and offer advice to aspiring footballers at Brunswick Primary School.
Chris presented certificates and a trophy to the Brunswick Juniors, the winners of the Junior Schools Football League. As well as meeting the pupils and posing for a few photos, Chris answered questions from children in years five and six.
Chris said: “It’s good to come down to schools and talk to children who already take football seriously. When I was growing up I looked up to many players so it’s nice to think that these young footballers are looking up to me.
“Well done to the Brunswick Juniors for winning the school league and I hope that some of you continue to work hard and do well in football in the next few years.”
Neil Franklin, who is the head teacher at Brunswick Primary School, said: “It was great to have Chris visit the school and all the children found it really inspiring to talk to him. We have a lot of aspiring footballers at the school and it was great for them to talk to Chris and find out what inspired him to get into the game.
“We have worked with the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme for more than ten years and they have always been supportive in providing football sessions to our pupils. We’re grateful for their continued support and we are especially pleased that Chris’ was able to visit before he finishes the season.”
The club’s Community Programme gives support to local schools by providing extra-curricular activity clubs and working with teaching staff on delivering high quality Physical Education lessons. The programme also plans school holiday activity camps in the community.