First team players open brand new primary school pitch

First team players open brand new primary school pitch


By Callum Patterson

Glasgow City Foundation has been immensely proud at being at the heart of community projects, and this continued this month. As part of the Commsworld Connecting Champions to Schools programme, first team players Clare Shine, Peyton Perea and Vital Kats visited Hillhead Primary School in Kirkintilloch to open a brand new football pitch.

The visit featured around 100 pupils for the Q&A session on a variety of topics on the life of professional footballers. Clare Shine then officially opened the pitch.

James Friel, Head Teacher of Hillhead Primary School:

“The children were really inspired. They had researched Glasgow City in class, watched goals online and some even saw the game the evening before. Seeing the players in real life in their own school on their own brand-new football pitch and getting to ask questions and interact - it was incredible. They were really interested in the life of a professional football player and the boys, and especially the girls, started training at playtimes immediately after the visit.”

We hope to visit Hillhead Primary again with more Q&A sessions, as well as other community projects.

Peyton Perea, who signed in January, on her first community project with Glasgow City:

“It was a great time visiting the primary school and chatting with the students. I’m very happy our club was able to be apart of the opening of their very own football pitch. It was a special moment to see the students’ faces light up!”

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