“These visits will helpfully allow us to educate the young children on the key values of sport.”
Luke Owers, SC Chairman
Following the overwhelming success of our inaugural visit to Boreham Primary School in November 2018, the Clarets are excited to be visiting several primary schools in Chelmsford this month.
City will provide a presentation to those in years two to six by current Clarets midfielder Chris Whelpdale, covering key topics in sport such as teamwork, personal health and respect.
Whelpdale, a former professional footballer, has featured for Peterborough United, Gillingham and Stevenage after progressing through the youth set-up at Norwich City, Arsenal and Ipswich Town. The 31-year-old has also played for a number of the County's non-league outfits, including: Maldon & Tiptree, Billericay Town and now Chelmsford City.
The Clarets will present to years two to six at Bishop's Primary School and Trinity Primary School, while those in reception to year six at Newlands Spring Primary School will be spoken to.
Students at the primary schools will also have the opportunity to visit an upcoming Chelmsford City fixture in the hotly contested Vanarama National League South.
SC Chairman Luke Owers said: "These visits will helpfully allow us to educate the young children on the key values of sport, such as teamwork, but also increase participation in the sport
"Having grown-up in the local area, Chris [Whelpdale] will no doubt be seen as a role model and inspiration for the students at Boreham. Chris' impressive career playing involves playing for a number of local teams who they may resonate with, but his progression to play over 100 times for Peterborough United in the Football League proves that anything is possible with a bit of hard work."
Updated 17:04 - 9 Jan 2019 by Matt Lee