Last week, Boreham wood Football Club and Ricky Shakes headed down to Kenilworth Primary School for interviews, word searches and Gozie’s goal. 

As a part of the ‘In the Community’ programme, we organised a Junior Journalists session for students of Kenilworth Primary School, where they were able to get to know the players a bit more.

Kenilworth Primary School is one of six schools in the local area that the club currently work with. Last year, many of these sessions were expanded from purely football to multi-sports, with our community coaches teaching them everything from tennis to netball.

This brand-new feature of our community programme aims to engage the children in fun sessions, outside of their usual weekly coaching, that still takes place.

We caught up with Community Coach Errol Ozkumru to discuss what went on, he explained: “We were doing our brand new Junior Journalism club.

“It is a community scheme where we go into schools and they write about the game, question the first team and create crosswords. It gives them an opportunity to see what our media and communications team does.

“It was brilliant, we had a lot of questions for Ricky shakes, three girls wrote about Gozie’s goal against Harrogate Town and there were two very keen boys, who made a very confusing crossword.”

The students seemed to love interviewing first team player Rickey Shakes, asking him question after question. From how many goals have you scored, to what’s your favourite ice-cream? This group wanted to know it all.

The full interview and other completed work is to be published in the Junior Journalists page in the following programme, against Dagenham & Redbridge in the Emirates FA Cup.


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