Blackpool FC Stars Visit Two Local Primary Schools

Six of Blackpool FC's first team players visited two local Blackpool primary schools on Thursday afternoon as part of Fit2Go. Blackpool FC players Danny Philliskirk, Tom Aldred, Jordan Flores, Raul Correia were at Christ the King Catholic Academy whilst Colin Daniel and Jack Payne visited St John Vianney Primary School. Fit2Go aims to encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle, take part in regular physical activity and to join in with local sports clubs and community programmes which will ultimately improve their overall health and wellbeing. Pupils from both primary schools, threw a range of questions at the players including their physical activity programme, healthy lifestyle choices, sleeping routines as well as many more. On his sleeping habits, Colin Daniel said, "I aim to get 8-9 hours sleep a day but that's not always a guarantee as I have children who sometimes wake me up. It's important to get enough sleep because it keeps you focused and refreshed for the day." Danny Philliskirk stressed the importance of education from an early age. Danny said, "Being a professional football player started when I was at school. It's important to get a good education as it gives you valuable life skills which are needed on and off the pitch." On his healthy eating habits, defender Tom Aldred said, "On match days, I tend to eat a lot of carbohydrates in the morning to give me energy for the game. I also have a lot of liquid form drinks like protein shakes and stuff like that. It gives me the opportunity to get all my important nutrients in." For more information on Blackpool FC Community Trust’s Fit2Go programme, call us on 01253 348691