Players a hit with school

Players from Liverpool Football Club have paid a visit to Pinehurst Primary School to officially open its new playground.

Lucas Leiva and Joe Gomez from LFC were on hand to open the new playground ‘Pinehurst Grove’ at the Anfield school. Councillor Adelle Dowling was also in attendance supporting the children in the school during the exciting afternoon.

The children were thrilled to have this close up and personal time with Lucas Leiva and Joe Gomez, who held a Q&A with pupils.

The playground was part-funded by the Awards for All Big Lottery Fund, which offers grants to grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods.

The Reds duo also presented children with 11 tickets for LFC’s game with West Ham United at Anfield.

The school received them as part of the club’s young fan ticket initiative, which provides 55 tickets to five local Anfield schools each Premier League home game this season.

Stephanie Tasker, headteacher at Pinehurst Primary School, said: “We were delighted to receive these tickets for our pupils and would like to thank Liverpool Football Club. It is fantastic to be able to reward some of our most dedicated, hard-working pupils with such an amazing opportunity to attend a game at Anfield. The children chosen received their tickts for full attendance and good behaviour so it was a great opportunity to recognise this.

“They were treated to an executive box and even had their own personal chef and private balcony to watch the game.

“The pupils had a fantastic time at the game and even met some of the past players who popped in to see them and they were made a fuss off which really made them feel special”.

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