Pupils from a special educational needs school in Everton were invited to USM Finch Farm this week to join in an extra special Blue Crimbo training session with Under-23s manager David Unsworth and his entire squad.
The children from Millstead Primary in Everton were welcomed to the Blues’ training ground following on from a recent visit to the school by first-team stars Andre Gomes and Jonjoe Kenny and Ladies duo Simone Magill and Chloe Kelly to deliver bikes after vandals damaged its specialist equipment.
Coaches from Everton in the Community’s disability programme were on hand to deliver a coaching session, with some surprise VIP guests in the shape of Unsworth and his team of Under-23 players and the session quickly got under way with the children all eager to show off their footballing skills to the group.
As a thank-you for their invitation, pupils from the Millstead’s Glee Club performed a song from The Greatest Showman
for the players, before they were presented with Everton goody bags by Under-23 captain Morgan Feeney and his teammates.
Speaking after the visit, former Blues defender Unsworth said: “We have had a fantastic afternoon with a very special group of children who put big smiles on all of our faces. The act of vandalism at their school recently was awful and we wanted to play our part in helping to cheer them up this Christmas time.”
Keep checking evertonfc.com in the new year for more access all area visits to USM Finch Farm as part of its ‘Unlock the Potential’ campaign.