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Primary school visit leaves Oldham Athletic skipper Dean Furman impressed with pupils’ football skills

By Matthew Lees

Pupils’ enthusiasm and skills made a lasting impression on Oldham Athletic captain Dean Furman, during a visit to South Failsworth Primary School this afternoon.

Furman was joined by team-mate James Tarkowski, the PFA and members of the Oldham Athletic Community Trust to deliver both football and futsal sessions.

The South African midfielder, who recently represented his country at the Africa Cup of Nations, was also keen to praise the efforts of the club’s community trust.

“The children demonstrated some fantastic skills and it was a pleasure to answer the questions they had,” said Furman.

“It’s great to visit local schools and support the good work the Community Trust does.”

Both players also answered questions from the children, while showing off their own football skills.

For a number of weeks the primary school and the trust have worked together to provide the children with lessons, but were delighted to have two Latics players on board.

Dennis Leman, PFA Community Liason Executive, said: “Dean and James were terrific and were involved in the skill activity with demonstrations which motivated the children and made an immediate impact.”

The visit took place on the day the trust announced its Easter holiday activities for primary school children.

A ‘Football and Skill Session’ will take place between April 2 and April 5 while ‘Oldham Athletic and Hodge Clough Holiday Activities’ will run between April 8 and April 15.

For further information call Wendy Noble on 07949 107580 or email [email protected]

Picture courtesy of LaticsLee91, via YouTube, with thanks.

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