Liam Palmer is a footballer never too far from his roots, as evidenced with the 2019 launch of the ‘Palmer School of Excellence.’
Based in his hometown of Worksop, the soccer skills programme galvanises local youngsters to play and learn the game together.
The enterprise has since expanded significantly and the Wednesday defender is now working alongside Goals Sheffield, who host regular camps for kids in partnership with the school of excellence.
Palmer School of Excellence (PSOE) garden challenge!— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) April 20, 2020
Two bits here for your young Owls to try! Starts fairly simple to warm-up but we'd be impressed if you can do part two of this video!
Extra points for a stylish finish! 😁 pic.twitter.com/XjK7K9oiUc
Palmer himself has been putting his time to positive use during the current lockdown, posting regular skills videos to his Instagram page to help youngsters while the hours away.
The Owls’ media team have been sharing the clips and the BBC became involved too this week, running a remote interview with Palmer, who gave a revealing insight into his community initiative.