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Trippier: Football brings children together

19 Sep 2018
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Spurs full-back visits a Tottenham school to deliver a bag of equipment as part of the PL Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme

Kieran Trippier saw how children benefit from the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme when he delivered a bag of new equipment to St John Vianney Catholic Primary School in Tottenham.

The Spurs full-back took part in a football session and answered questions from pupils, who had just received a bag of footballs, bean bags, numbered cones and A-Z floor markers.

It was donated by the Premier League after the school registered for PL Primary Stars and applied for the equipment under the scheme.

The equipment not only engages the schoolchildren during PE lessons but helps their learning.

"They seemed so surprised," says Trippier in the video above. "They had big smiles on their faces when we opened the bag.

"Football is one of those sports that can bring children together, like you see today.

Inspiration

"I got some tough questions: who would I rather play for, Tottenham or England? That’s a difficult one. 

"I was asked if I'd love to score against Arsenal. Who wouldn't love to score against Arsenal?! Hopefully, that can be this season."

It wasn't just the children who were pinching themselves when Trippier arrived.

"I grew up in Tottenham, I now work in Tottenham, I've been a Tottenham fan all my life," says headteacher Stephen McNicholas.

"Having a top sportsman who's really at the top of his game to come and visit our school and inspire us has been amazing."

The Kit and Equipment Scheme is available to all schools registered with PL Primary Stars.

This year's application window for the PL Primary Stars Kit & Equipment Scheme is open until Friday, 26 October. 

See: PL Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme

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