Posted in Schools Programme 3 weeks ago
Barnsley Football Club goalkeeper Adam Davies visited Shawlands Primary School earlier today to open a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).
The Reds skipper took part in an opening ceremony including delivering a speech to the whole school alongside senior staff.
Adam then took part in an exhibition game with selected children on the newly-opened MUGA, finalising in a penalty shoot-out where the pupils attempted to finish past the shotstopper.
Before leaving, Reds in the Community staff also presented Shawlands with a signed ball from the first-team squad.
The school was able to build the new MUGA through fundraising activities by both pupils and staff.
It will now enable current and future pupils to engage further in physical education on a facility that will benefit them for years to come.
Sports Development Officer Kieron Campbell was pleased that Reds in the Community and Barnsley FC could be a part of such an important occasion for Shawlands Primary.
He said: “It was great to be invited along to Shawlands Primary School today to help open their new facility. It’s fantastic to be able to link in with local Primary Schools to use the power of football to inspire future generations. Having a key first-team player like Adam Davies coming along will only help with that. The facility will be beneficial in promoting lifelong participation in sport and physical activity for the pupils.”