Boro Trio Visit Foundation Holiday Course

Jon Obi Mikel, Lewis Wing and George Saville were special guests at MFC Foundation’s February half-term holiday course, joining the children for an afternoon of fun at the Herlingshaw Centre.

The three Middlesbrough players joined more than 60 children on the soccer camp, taking part in a Q+A session with the group, and handing out match tickets for the game against QPR to the kids with the best questions.

The players also handed out medals, posed for photos and signed autographs for every child on the course.

The two-day ‘Train Like A Pro’ course has given children aged 5-14 the chance to practice their skills just like the professionals do, with many of the drills taken from right off the Middlesbrough FC training pitch.

MFC Foundation also ran a ‘Girls Only’ coaching session, as well as a multi-sports activity day through the rest of the half-term week.

Jon Obi said on his first community visit at his new club: “I really enjoyed visiting the kids at the soccer school, and seeing their happy faces. The children had lots of good questions for me and the boys, and I hope the winners enjoy coming to the match.”

Lewis Wing added: “The facilities are fantastic for the children to play on, and you could see that they were really enjoying themselves on the pitch.

“They’re very fortunate to have access to sport centre’s like this, and I hope they continue enjoy their football for years to come.”

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Middlesbrough FC Foundation. Photograph: Stuart Boulton.