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City duo visit primary school

22 November 2012

John Fleck and Chris Hussey pay a visit to Leigh C of E Primary School

Sky Blues stars John Fleck and Chris Hussey swapped the training pitch for the classroom this week when they visited young fans at a local school.

The pair took time out from preparations for Saturday’s home match with Portsmouth to answer questions from pupils at Leigh C of E School in Tile Hill.

Children from every year of the Plantshill Crescent school grilled the City players on everything from what team they supported growing up to when they first played in front of the television cameras.

The school’s football teams then showed off their skills to their visitors who offered the odd pointer.

Sam Cledwyn is a year four teacher at Leigh C of E School and felt the visit was a great occasion for the pupils.

He said: “It’s really important that the players come out and take part in visits such as this as they are big role models for these kids.

“For the players to come in and say positive things about working hard and doing your best, it really has a big impact on them.

“They loved every minute of it and they were just in awe of them.”

City midfielder Fleck also enjoyed the visit – but he received a mixed response to his admission that his favourite team growing up was Manchester United.

He said: “It’s great to come out and see the kids and how much they already love to play football.

“Hopefully we will see plenty of them at a Coventry game soon and when they do come we can put on a good show for them and get a good result.

“They are still young so they just say whatever comes into their heads!”

The visit was part of the club’s Tickets for Schools initiative, designed to encourage more local youngsters to attend Sky Blues matches.

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