Pupils Rewarded with Player Visits

Blackpool FC players Will Aimson, Kyle Vassell and Viv Solomon-Otabor made special appearances at Holy Family Primary School and Unity Academy as part of working in the community with Blackpool FC Community Trust.

Duo Aimson and Vassell entered the Year 4 classroom at Holy Family and the delight of the children’s faces was evident. Kyle Vassell spoke of his enjoyment when attending schools and answering questions from the children. Kyle said, “I’ve come into schools a few times with Blackpool FC Community Trust and I fully enjoy them. The players have a responsibility of giving back to the community and that’s what we try and do when we come into schools.”

The purpose of the players attending the schools was not only just part of working in the Blackpool community but to also highlight the fantastic work the Trust do on a regular basis, focusing on Fit2Go.

Will Aimson said, “Blackpool FC Community Trust do a fantastic job by helping people with all ages across Blackpool. The Fit2Go programme is another example. It highlights the im
portance of living a healthy lifestyle even from a primary school age.

Viv Solomon-Otabor made the trip to Unity Academy and discussed Fit2Go with Year 4 pupils. Viv said, “As a football player, we have to lead a healthy lifestyle which is important for all children to follow even at such a young age. It was great to see the smiles on their faces and they asked some fantastic questions. I look forward to doing this again.” 

For more information on Blackpool FC Community Trust, call 01253 348691.