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Fuchs goes back to school to inspire youngsters

9 Nov 2016
Christian Fuchs, Leicester City, Primary Stars, 091116

Leicester City defender helps deliver club's Premier League Primary Stars programme

Christian Fuchs helped Leicester City Community Trust inspire a new generation of youngsters to get active when he launched the club's Premier League Primary Stars programme.

The Foxes defender joined Community Trust coaches in putting on a Physical Education (PE) lesson at Barley Croft Primary School.

"When I was a kid I'd play football with my friends and I'd always wished I had the opportunity to play with a professional footballer," Fuchs told lcfc.com. "These kids have had the chance to do that thanks to Premier League Primary Stars."

Fuchs's visit was part of the club's "Inspired By Champions" resilience workshop, which looked to highlight Leicester's journey from relegation candidates to Premier League champions.

That is used to deliver messages around diversity, teamwork and anti-bullying to the youngsters.

"We had a Q&A session with Christian which looked at the important of PE within schools and he shared his own experiences of that to encourage youngsters in attendance to not only participate in those lessons, but to also take park in sport outside of school," said Jamie Skinner, Leicester City education and partnerships manager.

Christian Fuchs, Leicester City, Primary Stars, 091116
Christian Fuchs with students from Barley Croft Primary School. Pictures courtesy: Plumb Images

The Premier League Primary Stars programme is a new initiative that aims to develop skills and ambition on and off the pitch with resources for girls and boys aged 5-11 years old.

Leicester City Community Trust's Primary Stars programme currently works with 31 schools in the local area. For more information, please email Jamie Skinner on jamie.skinner@lcfc.co.uk.

See: Premier League Primary Stars receives LCFC support | Fuchs helps deliver Premier League Primary Stars initiative

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