Rockliffe Training Ground Treat For Primary School Stars

A handful of pupils from St. Augustine’s RC Primary School in Middlesbrough were treated to a special morning at Rockliffe today, thanks to their hard work on our Premier League Primary Stars programme.

Three pupils from each year group, ranging from Year 2 to Year 6, who had been recognised as ‘Gifted & Talented’, enjoyed a behind-the-scenes visit to Middlesbrough FC’s training facility in Herworth.

The children started the morning by taking part in a friendly inter-year competition with five resilience tasks, which encouraged the children to harness the Premier League Primary Stars motto, to never give up, and try, try again.

The group then took a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, including the indoor 4G sports hall, boot room and first-team changing rooms.

From the classroom to the pitch, the highlight of the day was undoubtedly the opportunity to watch the Boro first-team train up close and personal, while also meeting the players and getting a few autographs, photos, and the chance to share some special moments with their heroes.

St. Augustine’s teacher, Miss Hornby, said on the visit: “The children had a great day at Rockliffe today.

“They couldn’t believe how many players they got to meet and a couple of children even got some signed boots!

“All the staff were excellent, and I’d like to say a special thanks to the MFC Foundation, Sean and Natalie for arranging the day and Tony Pulis for making it all possible.”

Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

For more information about the Premier League Primary Stars programme, contact Natalie Guy on, or call 01642 454 816.