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England star Jess Clarke in Rotherham

20 March 2013

England midfielder Jess Clarke paid a visit to Wath and Meadow View Comprehensive schools to put her on a football master class with her own spin.

Lincoln and England Women’s football star Jess Clarke visited Rotherham schools Meadow View Primary and Wath Comprehensive to deliver her own skills and drills sessions.

The school pupils were then treated to the chance to ask the former Leeds United Ladies professional any questions they may have about the life of a professional footballer.

Head of Community at Rotherham United Jamie Noble said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Jess for coming down to the schools today. She was absolutely fantastic with the kids. She really is a true professional and a great role model for these young pupils.

“There were some great questions today as well, which Jess answered with real charm. The kids really loved it, and I’m sure this will be an experience they will never forget.

“Finally, I would like to say thank you to Nigel Bemrose, Head of Wath Comprehensive school: A Language College and Karen Smith, Head Teacher of Meadow View Primary School, for organising today’s event. I’m sure they will be as proud as anyone of the way their pupils behaved today.”

The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has took inspiration from Jess’s visit to the Rotherham schools, by now looking at setting up its own Women’s only football camps at Wath Comprehensive.

Jess Clarke, who has 37 England caps to her name, will now turn her attention to the England Women’s game against Canada at the home of Rotherham United, the New York stadium, on Sunday 7th April.
The Trust would like to wish Jess, and the rest of the England Ladies squad, good luck for the game against Canada.

Tickets are now available from The Millers Club Shop and are priced at just £5 adults, and £2.50 concessions (Under 16’s, Students and Over 65’s).

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