Posted in Sports Participation 6 days ago
Barnsley Football Club goalkeepers Adam Davies and Jack Walton visited Reds in the Community’s Summer Soccer Camps today.
The shot-stopping duo answered questions for the children about life as a professional footballer and their careers so far, including Saturday’s 4-0 win over Oxford United in the 2018/19 season opener.
Davies and Walton also illustrated their long throwing ability in the indoor centre at Oakwell to the amazement of the participants.
They then signed autographs, boots, gloves and shirts alongside taking selfies with the kids.
Davies, who captained the side in Saturday’s dominant victory, explained how crucial spending time with Reds fans is to the first team squad.
He said: “It’s important that the lads get involved in the kind of stuff. The kids really look forward to seeing first team players so it is really important that we do our bit. You come away feeling that you’re giving back to the community and to the town. We know how important the club is to this town so it’s good to get involved and give back to everyone that comes down to support us. I do feel really connected to the people of Barnsley and I do enjoy getting involved in everything.”
Soccer Camps are available for children aged 5-14 while we also run a Mini-Kickers session every Friday from 10am-11am for youngsters aged 2-4.
The visit was the first time that Barnsley FC players attended this year’s Summer Soccer Camps however Reds players will continue to spend time with the children during the next three weeks.
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Check out a full gallery of photos from today’s visit HERE.