Young players taking part in Theo’s Soccer Skills Sessions, run by Leyton Orient Trust were surprised by a visit from some special guests in the shape of Charley Barker, Christian Scales and Aron Pollock. On Thursday 21 December 2017, the players joined the group at the one day Christmas holiday course held at the SCORE centre.
Barker, Scales and Pollock answered questions from the young people, took part in a cross-bar challenge, signed team photos and handed out medals for all 25 participants. The trio also presented two Player of the Day awards to George, 5 and Nojus, 10, for showing a great attitude throughout the session. Their prizes were an Orient rucksack and family tickets to a home game of their choice.
James Court, Lead Development Coach, Leyton Orient Trust said: “Thanks to Howard Gould for arranging for the players to come across to meet the children. They were buzzing to meet them. All the players were a credit to the Club.”
Howard Gould, Club Liaison Officer said: “For these players that have been playing football since a young age, especially Charley and Aron who have come through the O’s academy, it’s great to arrange visits like this as they can relate to the youngsters, and provide inspiration.”