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Shaun Quizzed By Welholme Kids

18 October 2013

Shaun Pearson went to Welholme school this week to talk to their Year One kids about his job as part of their 'Jobs in the community' topic.  

The Town defender briefly spoke about his job as a professional footballer before answering a series of questions from the children. Shaun even found time to show off his footballing skills, read to the children and pose for group photographs.  

Shaun, who has volunteered to do similar visits for the club, says that he has worked in schools in the past and says that it would be something he would like to do when he hangs his boots up. 

Speaking to gtfc.co.uk, he said: “It was really good. I've been into quite a few of the schools and I am hoping to get the kids interested in reading. Hopefully, as daft as it sounds, a footballer comes along and people seem to be a bit more keen to read. Hopefully I can go and share my experiences and just by that I can influence them.

“I enjoy doing little things like that in the community. It's obviously good for them and it is something that I like doing. 

“They had some brilliant, tricky questions for me. It's always good when you go somewhere like that and they are keen and interested. 

“I worked in schools before I was lucky enough to get a professional contract, I wouldn't say I miss it, but you do get some great moments working with kids in schools.  

“I had some good times doing that and it is possibly something I can do myself when I retire.”

The Town defender completed his afternoon at the school by handing out free tickets for this Saturday’s game against Forest Green Rovers. 

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