A special visit from Eddie Gray

United icon joins Foundation session.

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Leeds United legend Eddie Gray recently dropped by the Whites’ Over 50s’ Social Goals Group, chatting with participants about his time at the club, telling stories from the Don Revie era and answering questions from those in attendance.

Run by the Leeds United Foundation in partnership with Sky Bet's EFL Building Foundations Fund, the groups are free, weekly health and wellbeing sessions that take place at Elland Road, helping to reduce social isolation and using the power of football to improve mental health and interaction.

During the hour long meet up, Eddie spoke at length about his teammates from his illustrious career, his feelings on signing for the club as a youngster and his thoughts on the current crop of United players.

After the session, Whites icon Gray was quick to highlight the importance of the group for those in the surrounding area.

“There is only one club in this city and it is a focal point for the community,” said the former Scotland international.

“For people that might be having problems, they can come down to the football club, sit here and talk about it. It makes them feel good and makes them feel part of it.”

Simon Wood, Health and Wellbeing Lead at the Leeds United Foundation, added: “We recently got some funding from Sky Bet and the EFL to run the sessions for another year.

“They give people the opportunity to come down to Elland Road on a weekly basis, to chat all things Leeds United and help some people that may be suffering from loneliness or social isolation.”

More information about the Leeds United Foundation can be found HERE.

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