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6 November 2013

Players have been out and about before training today visiting local primary schools and meeting young Boro fans!

They led inspirational sessions at 13 schools in Stevenage and surrounding towns and villages about motivation and being role models. Some also answered questions and signed items for the enthusiastic youngsters, whilst Lucas Akins was also grilled by two junior reporters for the Camps Hill Primary School newspaper!

Alex Tunbridge, Foundation Manager, comments, “These player visits are the latest in a series of motivational events which are designed to inspire young people in our local community. We know the pupils really look forward to the sessions and having a member of the Stevenage first team turn up for a lesson is something they never forget. The players also enjoy the opportunity to get out and engage with the youngsters and the feedback we receive is extremely positive.”

Forget the Comet, Advertiser or Boro Player. Lucas is grilled by two junior reporters at Camps Hill Primary!

Skipper Jon Ashton at Shephalbury Park Primary during a visit last month

All the schools involved in today’s player visits are signed up to the Stevenage FC Foundation Partner Schools Programme which engages over 2,000 people a week through the delivery of sports, education, health, social inclusion and disability based provision activities.

This could range from breakfast clubs, lunch clubs and after school clubs to PE lessons, playground management and football camps. Each session taught or coached is designed to help participants improve their technical levels and knowledge, as well as social and team building skills through the power of sport.”

For more information about the Partner Schools Programme from the Stevenage FC Foundation, please call 01438 222222 or email

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