Dale star proves class act

Rochdale Observer - - NEWS -

DALE star Calvin Andrew vis­ited a Whit­worth pri­mary school as part of the FA’s Re­spect cam­paign.

The big striker fielded ques­tions from pupils at Tona­cliffe Pri­mary School.

It came as the Dale In The Com­mu­nity Sports trust were present at the school all week, giv­ing class­room ses­sions on the FA’s Re­spect cam­paign and coach­ing ses­sions.

Andrew de­lighted the young stu­dents by hold­ing a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion, with plenty of ques­tions be­ing fired at him.

He then signed dozens of au­to­graphs for the chil­dren, be­fore pop­ping into the class­room to help stu­dents un­der­stand about the Re­spect cam­paign.

Dale head of com­mu­nity Keith Hicks said: “Calvin is a great com­mu­nity am­bas­sador for the foot­ball club.

“It’s vi­tally im­por­tant that the club is en­gaged in the com­mu­nity, and he is a shin­ing ex­am­ple of that.

“The FA’s Re­spect cam­paign is huge in help­ing to en­sure a safe, pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment in which to play the game.

“That’s why it is im­por­tant for us as a trust, and for lo­cal pro­fes­sional foot­ballers, to be ac­tively in­volved in the com­mu­nity and teach chil­dren about the Re­spect cam­paign.”

To en­quire about get­ting Dale In The Com­mu­nity Sports Trust in­volved at your school, visit rochdaleafc.co.uk/ com­mu­nity/, or con­tact Keith Hicks on 643836 or 079585 93121.

●●Rochdale AFC striker Calvin Andrew signs an au­to­graph dur­ing his visit to Tona­cliffe Pri­mary school in Whit­worth

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