Children at a primary school in Rickmansworth welcomed a surprise visitor when Watford FC captain Troy Deeney delivered their new football kit thanks to the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme.
The gasps of excitement were immediate as the Hornets Number 9 dropped in on a school assembly, with children and staff eager to hear from their hero. Deeney spoke with the pupils about his career and what it’s like to be a Premier League footballer, before inviting the school’s football team up to the front of the assembly to receive their brand-new kit.
Speaking of the event, Troy Deeney said;
“It’s great to see the Premier League getting behind schools with kit donations like today. Seeing the excitement the kit brought the school’s football team was really special, I wish them the best of luck in it!”
The successful visit was organised by Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust as part of their wider schools provision. The Trust deliver extra-curricular clubs, healthy lifestyles projects and the Premier League Primary Stars programme.
Head teacher at the school, Claire Foad, spoke of the impact of the day
She said: “We really value the partnership we have with Watford FC’s Community Trust. The visit from Troy today was aspirational and thrilled the whole school! Troy was fantastic with the children, it‘s certainly a day they will never forget. The visit was topped off with the brand new kit for our school football team; our thanks go to the Premier League.”
The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme is open to all primary school teachers who sign up for free curriculum-linked teaching resources from www.PLPrimaryStars.com before the ninth of June. Parents can also nominate their child’s school for the programme at the same website.