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Notts County duo Richard Duffy, Carl Dickinson visit Robin Hood Primary School as part of FITC-led project

Joe Jones

Notts County defenders Richard Duffy and Carl Dickinson visited Robin Hood Primary School in Nottingham as part of the Football In The Community-led +Sport Move and Learn Project.

The programme, delivered in partnership with The English Football League Trust and Ferrero, is a free school-based educational programme for primary school children.

It seeks to encourage physical activity, promote nutritional education and build awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle among youngsters.

In a Q&A session, the school children asked the two players about their favourite foods, drinks and other eating habits,and also got a chance to test the players’ physical skills in a game of dodgeball.

“It’s really enjoyable, it’s nice to see the kids with smiles on their faces and enjoying their day," Duffy told the FITC website.

“We both have kids the same age so we know what to expect and some of the trickier questions didn’t come as a surprise”.

Dickinson added: “Most of these kids like football, so it’s nice that we can get involved and go into schools and talk about our experiences.

“Anything that children can learn about earlier is a good thing, this particular project obviously focuses on nutrition, which is great.

“In terms of other projects that FITC do, I think people often try to stay away from a lot of touchy subjects like mental health and cancer rehabilitation but the more people talk and know about it, and know what they can do to help, then it’s all for the better."

If you would like to find out more about +Sport Move and Learn, contact Zara at FITC on zl@nottscountyfitc.org.uk or alternatively call 0115 905 5896.

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