Millers Full-Back Dale Tonge took some time out of his schedule last week to visit pupils at Wales Primary. The school has strong ties to the club with Community Sports Trust staff regularly visiting the school throughout the year to deliver a number of fitness and sport related sessions.
The after school club at Wales regularly attracts over 20 pupils who are all keen to improve their skills and techniques. Dale took the opportunity to help the pupils practice their shooting skills with a session on volleying the ball before working on some 1-on-1’s with attackers versus the goalkeeper.
Dale said “the pupils were great, you could see the effort that they put into the session and they all had smiles on their face which is what you want to see on a Football pitch”.
Dale’s visit provided the pupils with the opportunity to quiz him about life as a footballer and to learn about the foods he has to eat and the training that he has to do to ensure that he is on top-form on a Saturday.
Participation Officer James Cole commented “It’s always great to see the pupils reactions when players come down to visit, Dale was great he had a lot of time for the pupils and answered all their questions. He was also on hand to give out plenty of advice to the pupils during the training drills that they were doing”
If you would like more information on the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and their schools programme please contact James Cole on 01709 827767/07415133698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org