Reading captain drops in on disability after school club to meet local youngstersReading Captain and Republic of Ireland international defender, Paul McShane, made a visit to Forest Bridge School on Wednesday afternoon to meet some of the children attending a Reading FC Community Trust disability after school club.
Forest Bridge is a Special Free School for children and young people with a primary diagnosis of autism, with Reading FC Community Trust delivering weekly After School Club sessions at the school, offering children then chance to take part in a variety of football based activities.
Before the group got started McShane chatted with the Forest Bridge pupils in a question and answer session, as they asked him questions about his life, playing under Jaap Stam and his footballing career so far.
The centre-back was also on hand to give out a few tips to those interested in trying to go further in the game themselves!
After their chat, McShane stayed to pose for photos with the group and also signed a number of shirts and photos as a memento of his visit. He then stayed to watch as the group of youngsters, aged between six and ten years old, taking part in their football session, lending his advice and encouragement along the way.
This was just one of a large number of sessions that the Community Trust run across a wide range of schools in the local area around Reading.
For more information about what the Reading Community Trust do in the local community visit their website by clicking here and see if you could get involved!