Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Stanley pair visit school

26 November 2018

Stanley defender Nick Anderton and goalkeeper Jonny Maxted went back to school last week to surprise the Year Five pupils at Benjamin Hargreaves.

The pair visited the class' 'Move and Learn' session at the school in Accrington, and were quizzed by pupils on the topic of diet and nutrition.

Although both admitted to having fast food as a treat, they shared the diets they both 'usually' follow in order to be in top condition come matchday.

The Kinder+Sport ‘Move and Learn Project' is for primary school children aged between nine and ten years old, with the programme combining six weeks of practical sporting sessions and classroom based activities.

During each 90 minute session children learn about the body, diet, nutrition, food groups and the importance of exercise, as well as taking part in a session of football, handball and dodgeball.

Josh Cooper, Accrington Stanley Community Trust's Community Sport Officer said: "It's great for the children to have the opportunity to ask the players about the topics that we cover, it allows them to see that what they learn in the classroom does apply to life outside of it."

For more information on the Kinder+Sport ‘Move and Learn' sessions please contact Josh at the ASCT on 01254 304071, or email

To learn more about the Accrington Stanley Community Trust, head over to

Advertisement block