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England CP squad bring cheer and gifts to local kids during school visit in Argentina

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017
The England CP squad visited a school in San Luis, Argentina ahead of the World Championship

England’s CP squad took time out of their World Championship schedule to visit a local school in Argentina.

Head coach Andy Smith and his squad, who won their opening game with Japan by 11-0 on Monday, first met pupils learning English in a classroom at Escuela Publica Multilingue Progreso y Suenos on their arrival at the primary school in San Luis.

And they then put on a training session at the school’s football yard, before joining in with pupils for a mini-competition and handing out footballs for the school and gifts of pennants and pens to the youngsters.

And for one young boy, Luciano, who was named player of the tournament, it all proved a little emotional as you can see in the video below.

Speaking about the visit, The FA’s national elite development manager for disability football, Jeff Davis said: “I thought it was fantastic, the boys did us proud.

“Andy first came here on a recce before the competition and said then that he wanted to visit a school with the squad in a deprived area.

“It was a fantastic day and made me very proud to be English.”

 
By Nicholas Veevers