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Premier League Primary Stars at Bedford Drive!

26 March 2019

Tranmere Rovers in the Community is proud to be a Premier League Primary Stars partner, using the appeal of our professional football club to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Our youth football development coaches visit a number of schools on the Wirral each week to deliver fun, educational sessions connected to the real world of sport to enthuse pupils when tackling challenging PSHE topics such as resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair play.

Available to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.

This week, the Tranmere Rovers in the Community team visited Bedford Drive Primary School in Birkenhead along with two first team players.

Paddy Wharton grew up in Merseyside and signed to Tranmere Rovers at 16 years old, working his way through the Academy system before signing permanently as goalkeeper. Luke Pilling also signed to TRFC at a young age and had plenty of experience in professional football to share with the children at Bedford Primary.

The two players benefitted from the unusually sunny March afternoon and were able to take part in a great outdoor PE session with the Community coaches. Wharton and Pilling were clearly glad to take a break from tough training at the Campus when they got to have a very thorough game of stuck-in-the-mud!

After a warm-up, the children were able to ask the players a few questions about their careers so far and what it is like to play for a professional club.

To finish the afternoon, to the pupils delight, the boys took time to sign autographs and have their photos taken with the children.

We would like to thank Bedford Drive for a great Primary Stars session and look forward to visiting them again in the future.

For more information on all of our programmes, contact our Community Office on 0151 608 2354 or email

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