It was safe to say that the children didn’t go home disappointed. Dan gave them a talk about reading, writing, football and the amazing work that Portsmouth do in the community.
As well as all of that, the 1500 kids were all given a copy of the Jamie Johnson prequel “Born to Play” – but it was all ‘Pompey-ed’ up, including the club crest, colours and imagery!
Dan said; “They’ve gone away with something to hold in their hands, which the club are providing them through Premier League Primary Stars. This is absolutely brilliant; they can translate what they were told into a book being held in their hands.”
“I don’t think there is anything more positive that you can do in the world than giving someone a book about something they’re passionate about.”
Adam Lea, from Pompey in the Community said; “We were really excited because it gave us an opportunity here at Pompey in the Community for Dan to speak to the children and for them to explore the book in more detail. And, at the end of the day, they walked away with the book as well, which is great from our perspective.”
The children also sat where the Portsmouth substitutes sit during games, visited the Home Dressing Room, met the club mascot and collected autographs.
To see a short video of the day, click on the link below. https://twitter.com/teamlocals/status/970225370137022465?s=11