21-year-old Spanish striker Ayoze Perez has been a standout for Newcastle so far this season, and in 25 first team appearances the youngster has scored five good goals for us, and Ayoze has recently visited Newcastle’s Stocksfield Avenue Primary School up the West Road, to share his tips on keeping fit.
Ayoze Perez at Stocksfield Avenue Primary School – yes!
The Newcastle United Foundation do a great job in the community, and we try to cover what they are doing as much as we can.
This was one of Newcastle United Foundation’s Match Fit program sessions and the 21 year-old U21 International visited the classrooms and surprised the school children, and he even joined in some of the PE sessions, with the feedback that he looked pretty fit.
The Match Fit Program is run in partnership with Northumbria University, and it is a six-week fitness, football and a nutrition course and concentrates on children between the ages of 7 and 11, and instilling good eating habits for them.
Andy Dobby is the match fit coordinator at the Newcastle United Foundation’s Match Fit program, and had this to say:
“It was great to have Ayoze join us in a Match Fit session. He interacted with the children really well and as you would expect, he showed off some great skills.”
“Footballers are big role models and are incredibly influential so his advice will be invaluable in helping the children to learn good habits and to make healthy choices as they get older.”
Match Fit has already reached more than 10,000 participants after being launched back in 2008, and figures show that 71% of the participants have improved their knowledge and 67% their physical fitness due to the program.
Here is where you can find information about the Newcastle United Foundation and as we said, they do some great work in the local community on behalf of the club.
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