Haydn Hollis was present at a local school to kick-off a new season of a popular community scheme...
Notts County Football Club was delighted to launch the second season of the ‘A Game of Two Halves’ project last week.
A highly enjoyable session at St Wilfrid’s C. of E. Primary School in Calverton was awarded top marks by deputy head teacher Kevin Wright.
The project, which educates children on the benefits of healthy eating and exercise, went down extremely well with pupils.
County defender Haydn Hollis held a coaching session in the outdoor section of the session and answered plenty of questions about maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a footballer in the indoor part.
Hollis was all too happy to put across the messages promoted by A Game of Two Halves.
He said: “I used to love it when someone from Notts, Forest or Mansfield would come into school and it’s good to give something back.
“When you grow up, most lads want to be footballers and if we can help to get the messages across to aid with their health, it’s only beneficial for them.
“I do take it seriously and it’s something that’s important to me, so if I can pass what I know onto them, it’s great if they can take it seriously as well.
“It is important, because you are what you eat, and you do feel the benefits of a healthy diet.”
Community liaison officer Matthew Lawson added: "It was a very special day for the project, to see the children engaging with Notts County Football Club like that was simply magical.
"It was topped off by Haydn Hollis getting stuck in and teaching himself.
"This project just seems to go from strength to strength.
"The afternoon at St Wilfrids Primary School was without doubt a massive success and a something that we will never forget.”
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