Luke Pilling who was born in Birkenhead and attended school only a stone's throw from Prenton Park, joined teammate Jordan Ponticelli to visit St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School this week as part of our Premier League Primary Stars programme.
The visit kicked off with a talk from Pilling and Ponticelli about job roles, career paths and healthy eating.
The pair then went on to answer a number of questions from the excited children and talked; favourite celebrations; toughest opponents; and the importance of the crowd in influencing a match.
Pilling spoke on the importance of going in to schools to, “meet all of the young people who are coming to watch us week in week out.”
Ponticelli, on loan from Coventry City, added “some of these young lads and girls come and support us so it’s nice to give back to them.”
The questions were followed by an autograph session, as some of the kids joked about reselling the signatures, one boy even attempted to have his forehead signed.
It was all smiles in the end as Jordan and Luke gathered with the kids for a group photo to commemorate the visit.
This is only one of many school visits that have taken place this year as part of an initiative that Tranmere Rovers will continue to develop, as we strive to give back to the community, in as many ways as possible.
To find out about the work Tranmere Rovers in the Community do on a regular basis, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 608 2354