Posted in Schools Programme 8 months ago
Callum Styles and Jordan Williams met pupils at Thurgoland Church of England Primary School this afternoon.
The Barnsley Football Club youngsters took part in a question and answer assembly with the full school before posing for pictures and signing autographs.
Callum and Jordan gave advice on how the next generation of local footballers should improve their game and the most important attributes that aspiring professionals need such as dedication and commitment,
Both players moved to Oakwell in the Summer, with Huddersfield-born Jordan having previously given up his time for a Reds in the Community player visit at Barnsley Hospital.
18-year-old Callum, who was taking part in his first RitC appearance in the local community, enjoyed the afternoon and recalled similar experiences from his own childhood.
He said: “We’ve just been answering loads of questions from the kids. Me and Jordan have been here to answer them. It’s lovely because it’s good to see all the smiles on the kids’ faces. It makes their day us coming in. It’s a bit surreal. It’s all moved so quick. Time has flown by and you’ve got to take it as it comes. I like it because it makes the kids’ days and when I was that age, I was buzzing when pros came and spoke to us.”