Premier League Footballer Inspires Children on Campus

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A Premier League footballer dropped in at the University of Worcester to meet children on a local football camp.

Just days after signing for West Bromwich Albion and scoring the final goal in the Club’s 5-1 win over Wolves, Keith Andrews answered questions and signed memorabilia.

His visit was part of the first half term football camp to be hosted at the University by West Brom, which was headed up by University of Worcester graduate John Rogers, assisted by third year sports student Nick Harris.

Craig Williams, Sports Coaching & Development Manager at the University, said: “It was fantastic for the children, who were all from local Worcester schools and football clubs, to get the chance to meet a Premiership footballer, especially so close to having won a huge local derby.

“The kids really enjoyed asking him questions and got the chance to get their kit signed and show off some of their own skills.

“It’s really important for the University to host these football camps as it not only encourages children to get involved in sport but also is part of our ethos to widen participation and raise aspirations.”

A number of former Worcester students now work at West Bromwich Albion across a variety of coaching roles.

Mr Williams said: “It was great to welcome graduate John Rogers back to the University in his capacity with West Brom. It’s fantastic to see our graduates doing so well and that they still want to be connected with the University and offer others the same chances they were given.”