Due to our partnership with the Manchester United Foundation, Dean Trust Wigan were visited by Siobhan Chamberlain – Goalkeeper for Manchester United WFC and England Women’s National Football Team. Siobhan’s visit on Monday of this week was a huge surprise for a group of our girls in Year 7.
The visit provided an opportunity to show our pupils that with hard work, belief from within themselves and support from others that they can achieve their goals. They too could become professional athletes and Siobhan showed them that there is an ever growing pathway to achieve this.
The girls were chosen as a reward for their attendance and efforts in PE and extra curricular football activities. The Y7 pupils took part in a lesson on confidence and belief that Siobhan joined in with. They then led a question and answer session in which they asked Siobhan a variety of questions about her path to becoming a professional footballer.
The day culminated in a football session with Siobhan which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.