A village primary school had some special guests to present them with a new football kit for its team.
Lincoln City FC’s long-serving goalkeeper Paul Farman and striker Jack Muldoon went along to Digby CofE Primary School last week to present a new strip and hooded tops to the boys’ team in front of the whole school.
A supporter of the team, David Griffiths, whose grandson, Oliver, plays for the school, died recently and left money for a new kit to be donated.
Headteacher Graham Boyall said: “He used to run a team in Lincoln called Rushmoor saints and the green and white striped kit was his team colours. It has the school badge embroidered on the shirts and has been donated by his widow.”
Mr Griffiths used to watch his grandson play and donated some balls in the past.
Oliver’s dad, who works for Lincoln City team sponsors, Lincoln University, asked if the club would send a couple of players to visit and have a question and answer session with the children to talk about their life as professional players.
The boys and girls posed some excellent questions such as ‘which team do you dread playing?’ and ‘how often do you train?’.
The players took along a signed shirt and ball to give to the school and were even challenged to a header ‘keepie-uppie’ contest.
The team played their first match against their partner school, Dunston, on Friday.