Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Steven Gerrard opens Birkdale school sports pitch

A busy day at Farnborough Rd Schools today. This morning the Mayor opened the new Canteen and Children's Centre and this afternoon Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard opened the new all weather sports pitch. As you can guess the afternoon generated far more excitement especially amongst the staff.

After the opening ceremony Gerrard met hundreds of the children packed into the new building to answer questions. He revealed he wanted to be a manager and intended to take all his training qualifications when he stopped playing in five or six years time. He identified Wayne Rooney as the best player from another team and told how he was spotted by a Liverpool scout when he was seven. There was a raffle for two autographed 'mini footballs' both of which wee won by children who didn't support Liverpool!
I almost thought of running a caption competition for the first photo of Infant Head Teacher Wendy Cheetham  talking to Gerrard. The second photo shows Junior Head and Gerrard at the assembly.

Further photos and report and the Farnborough Rd website.


  1. Um, surely it's Steven Gerard - not Steve... got me very confused. thought it wasn't the sexy footballer but some mayor, and then realised it was the sexy footballer.

    Jealous - want to meet him.

  2. Thanks, sorted. What do I know? I support Southport.


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