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Gunter goes right back to school!

2 February 2016

Reading defender joins in with Community Trust football sessions

Reading right-back Chris Gunter visited The Hill Primary School to join in with their after school football session, run by Reading FC Community Trust.

The kids loved having a professional footballer with them and Gunts was at the receiving end of a barrage of questions in a Q&A sessions with the youngsters, ranging from ‘who was your hero growing up?’ (Ryan Giggs) to ‘how many times have you been sent off?’ (Twice).

Upon discovering that Gunter was close friends with Gareth Bale, the young footballers became even more excited and every answer led to a chorus of “wows!”

When the kids found out that our full-back would be representing Wales at the Euros they were in awe, but when he predicted that Wales would beat England, as the only Welshman in the group, he was quickly shouted down...!



Following the Q&A session with Gunts, the kids split off into small six-a-side games and it didn’t take long for the Royals defender to get involved (despite the muddy conditions and brand new white trainers!)

Chris was clearly impressed by some of the kids; speaking after the session he said “There’s a range of abilities here and one or two really good kids, but at this age the most important thing is that they’re enjoying it and having fun.”

He went on to praise the work of Reading FC Community Trust, and the opportunity to come and join in the session: “It’s important to give back to the community, it’s the least we can do.”

Watch a video below of Chris's visit to the school, as well as Paul McShane's recent visit to Reading College to meet sports students!


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