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Schools football week ft. Chris Kamara

On Friday, the 8th of January and then high school got a huge surprise as part of schools football week…

 

 

 

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Former footballer and current sky presenter Chris Kamara visited the high school in celebration of the PlayStation schools football week. The winners of the Playstation competition were Lymm high school and their reward was a visit from the ex Portsmouth player , Chris Kamara.

The day kicked off with a Q&A led by the students of the high school. The anticipation was extremely high, students waited eagerly and every time the door would open their excitement would peak with the hope that it would be Chris Kamara would have entered. Students asked several questions about Chris’ memories of football when he was younger but also questions on his career. Some questions included :

‘What were your memories of School football?’

‘What does it take to become  a professional footballer?’

It was clear to see that Chris was very passionate about everything to do with football and it was plainly displayed in the detailed answers he gave to the students. He had the crowd in the lots of laughter at several points during his interview. Both teachers and students couldn’t stop smiling throughout all of it.

Next was the coaching session led by Chris Kamara and And coach camp. Both girls and boys teams went through a series of different drills designed to improve them as players.

Throughout the day,  Chris gave plenty of speeches to the teams, it was visible on the basis of the children that he generated A lot of inspiration and hope that they could become successful as he is.

 

It was apparent that every time Kamara would give his coaching tips players would improve greatly, an example of this can be seen in the video below :

Kamara also spread even more joy by heading towards the door that was filled with excited shouts and praise for the presenter. He headed over to the door as soon as he heard this, with a big smile on his face he spoke to all the children and they all participated in seeing his famous catchphrase:

Unbelievable Jeff!!!

All in all the day was a huge success, the coaching that the team received is no doubt an invaluable experience and one that very few high school students can say they ever had the pleasure of being coached by Chris Kamara or even an actual footballer.

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U15 Girls England squad gets featured on the BBC

The girls received training and their new squad kit on the 13th…

Only the best of the best were selected to become one of the 18 members of the Girls U15  Squad who will proceed to represent England internationally.  The girls attended their first training session of the season in Shrewsbury on  12th January, where they collected their England kit and made preparations ahead of their Home Nations tournament in April. BBC Point West also attended the day and the girls featured on the news programme – 

You can watch the full video below:

The segment followed the girls’ day as they prepared for future matches in which they would play for England. It included several comments from the girls themselves on their thoughts and feelings.

The video clearly shows how much it meant to the girls to have been selected for the England Squad. Below are some of the comments the girls made about when they were first told the good news by their parents:

“…I literally burst into tears”

Ellie 

 

“I couldn’t really believe it “

Emily 

In the year of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, which helps highlight the importance and growth of the Women’s Game, the ESFA U15 squad will head over to Eindhoven courtesy of ESFA partners, inspiresport, for a warm weather training camp ahead of the Bob Docherty home nations tournament in Salou during April. 

Maybe one day some of the girls will become part of the Women’s England Squad, Brooke expressed her own personal interest in achieving this ambition one day:

“I see myself representing England one day, representing the three lions like I am now”. 

Brooke 

Best of luck Girls #ESFAGIRLS