Dale star proves class act
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