Healthy Schools success for Leeds duo

Women’s team stars join Foundation fun.

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Paige Williams and Sarah Danby recently swapped the football pitch for the classroom, dropping into a Healthy Schools session run by the Leeds United Foundation.

Delivered to a local Year 4 class thanks to funding from Arla, the free five-week programme supports primary school children's health and wellbeing through education on healthy living and exercise.

During the afternoon, Paige and Sarah helped the pupils in a healthy wrap making session, chatting with the youngsters about their favourite foods and the importance of having a balanced diet.

Then, joined by club mascot and fan-favourite Lucas the Kop Cat, the group designed their own football kits, with the players selecting their favourite drawings and handing out prizes.

A question-and-answer session in the media suite followed, before heading pitch side to take photos.

After the session, midfielder Paige discussed the importance of initiatives such as the Healthy Families Programme and the wider work of the club’s charity.

“It means a lot. It is nice to come down and put a smile on the kids’ faces,” she said.

“I know that the Leeds United Foundation do a lot for the community, so it just symbolises what we represent as a club. It is nice to come down, get involved and see what they do down here!”

Rachel Newman, Healthy Families Lead at the Leeds United Foundation, added: “Arla’s funding helps us to deliver important sessions to young people in our city. Having Paige and Sarah join us was brilliant for the pupils, who had an enjoyable afternoon at Elland Road.”

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

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