Walsall FC Official players visited Year 3 at Delves Junior School this afternoon. Matt Jarvis, Liam Kinsella, Scott Laird and Joe Edwards answered the pupils' questions and also distributed t-shirts and tickets.
The 'More Than 90 Minutes' project has seen us develop the new Fan Zone at the Banks's Stadium and now deliver workshops to 15 classes in local primaries. Targeting under-represented supporter groups, we will distribute family tickets to 500 pupils.
Adam Davy, Community Director, said: "Between ourselves and the club a lot of hard work has gone on since September to establish the Fan Zone and organise the supporter packs and t-shirts. The culmination of this hard work has been these workshops that we will deliver between now and April. It always pleases me to see the excited reaction from the children involved and I can't wait to see them all in their t-shirts at a game."
Daniel Mole, Walsall FC Club Secretary and Director, said: “It has been great to be involved with the workshops in local primary schools. We’re pleased to continue our commitment to engaging with younger fans and making them proud to be Walsall FC".
Walsall midfielder Joe Edwards commented: "It was great to come down today as part of the EFL Day of Action.
"The club have been handing out t-shirts and tickets to local schools in the area for a few weeks now. It was nice to be able to get involved and to give something back to the local community.
"The school is only five minutes away from the stadium and we always want to reach out to youngsters to try and get them involved in football. We can't wait to see the kids from Year Three at a game soon.
"The club have been doing a lot of work in the community and to just be involved in a small part, and to give something back, has been a real pleasure.”