Sky Blues defender puts himself in the firing line for interview questions from Coundon Primary School pupils
Sky Blues in the Community recently visited Coundon Primary School along with Dan Seaborne, giving Year 6 pupils the chance to use their literacy skills by interviewing the Sky Blues defender and producing a report on the interview.
Dawn Neale, Key Stage 2 phase leader at the school said, “The visit was an excellent opportunity for the children to put into practice the skills they had learnt during their Literacy lessons. They thoroughly enjoyed meeting a real professional footballer, subsequently their work was of a really high standard because they had a high interest in the subject matter.
“Since Dan's visit the children have spoken about it and, even those who do not follow football have followed his progress in the matches he has played.
“Dan was a great role-model for the children; he was really engaging and took on the role of interviewee with enthusiasm. We are really grateful to Sky Blues in the Community and Coventry City for allowing Dan to take time out of training to enhance the children's learning.”
Saffron Davies was chosen from all the entries to have the work exhibited on the club official website and in the community page in the match day programme for the Swindon game.
Dan Seaborne Biography by Saffron Davies (Year 6)
Playing for Coventry City. Making Coventry proud. But what else do we really know about Dan Seaborne?
Dan had been playing football since the age of 4 and when he was old enough joined the local team. Growing up Dan lived in North Devon with his mum (a college teacher), his dad (a footballer) and his two sisters. Dan played football whenever he could, but he used to break a lot of windows so his mum tried to stop him as a punishment.
Despite his mum confiscating his ball to concentrate on school work, his parents were a real inspiration for him and supported him, when he wasn’t breaking windows!
Now Dan has his own family he wants to inspire his son Archie, aged 7, and encourage him to be a footballer as well.
Dan juggles playing being with his family and playing for the Sky Blues in his bright orange Nike boots. He has played against many teams, and before he retires he quoted ‘I want to hopefully play all the UK teams!’
Dan is always training, day in and day out, in all weathers just to get the team to perfection. He’s only had a red card once or twice in his career but apart from those he tries his hardest to be a good player and role-model.
Dan is 6 foot 3 inches tall and has a size 9 shoe. He lives with his girlfriend, son Archie and boxer dog George, who he says is like a son to him. When he’s not professionally playing football he likes to go shopping, play with his son and dog and relaxes at home.
Even though he loves his family time Dan wants to play football for as long as possible and let’s hope that Dan Seaborne’s wish comes true. He was a pleasure to interview and a good role-model for young footballers everywhere.