Fleetwood Town players Paddy Lane and Chris Conn-Clarke went down to the 5-a-side pitches at Poolfoot Farm to do a special Q&A session with the Community Sports College BTEC students.
Straight after their training session, ahead of this weekend’s trip down to face Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium, the two players joined up with the students and conducted a special session, with Community Trust staff on board.
The students asked the players about their journeys to where they are today, basing the questions around their schooling, youth teams progression, and their Northern Ireland antics with the nation’s Under-21s.
Both players took questions on topics ranging from nutrition to playing to their country and their thoughts on being in the first team set up. Recently, Lane made his debut in the 4-2 victory against Rotherham United, and Conn-Clarke being a stand-out player in the Development Squad.
Lane also offered advice and guidance to both age groups as he has experience on the same course as the current students. Upon hearing the advice, students were motivated to hear the pathway taken by Lane and were inspired to hopefully follow a similar pathway.
Kerrie Burke, Senior Lecturer at the Community Sports College, said: “We are really pleased to see the two players come down and speak to the students and even relate their experiences to those of the students, which was good to see.
“They helped deliver a positive message to the group and may have helped them all in their own college journeys by seeing what could come out of the course at the end – a big thank you to Paddy and Chris for coming down!”
Great to see you in the Community lads!