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Former Saddlers player Wayne Thomas offering live football sessions

8 April 2020

Former Saddlers midfielder Wayne Thomas has set up a Virtual Football School to keep children active at home during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Thomas, who owns ACE Academy, has been hosting the sessions live on Facebook and after a successful trial session last month, has opted to run three sessions a week on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s

There are separate individual classes for children aged four to seven, eight to 11 and 12-16.

The sessions are free of charge although the academy ask anyone to make a donation where they can.

“They love their football, they really enjoy, and this will give them what they’re going to miss during this period,” Thomas told the Express & Star.

“It will give them a bit of structure and in terms of keeping fit – it has a lot of additional benefits.

“They can get out in their garden in the fresh air if they can, but even someone who lives in a flat can perform this in their space indoors.

“This won’t stop people, anyone who wants to do it will be able to take part.

“All the kids will need is a football and a few cones, or an alternative, and a helper to serve the ball.”

Anyone interested in the sessions can access them by visiting the ACE Academy Facebook page at:

The sessions will then be uploaded onto YouTube here.

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