For­mer footie star coaches kids

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FOR­MER Manch­ester United player Dwight Yorke vis­ited Tyther­ing­ton School to coach stu­dents.

The for­mer striker chal­lenged lucky year seven, eight and nine pupils, to de­velop their tech­ni­cal skills and their tac­ti­cal and de­ci­sion­mak­ing abil­i­ties.

Yorke ran ses­sions as part of his FA Level 4 (UEFA A) in Coach­ing Football Award.

Head­teacher Manny Botwe said: “We were de­lighted to wel­come Dwight to the school.

“He was bril­liant with the young­sters and they learned a great deal about what it takes to get to the top level of sport.

“We are pleased to be work­ing with the PFA to help elite foot­ballers train to be top level coaches.”

More for­mer stars will be at­tend­ing the schools as Tyther­ing­ton has been se­lected to as­sist the PFA in helping for­mer elite play­ers to com­plete coach­ing qualifications.

Dur­ing his 20-yearca­reer Yorke, 45, also played for Black­burn Rovers, Birm­ing­ham City, Syd­ney and Sun­der­land.

In 1999, his first sea­son at Manch­ester United Yorke helped guide the club to a unique tre­ble of the Pre­mier League ti­tle, FA Cup and UEFA Cham­pi­ons League.

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