Former pro Tony Godden passes on skills to Barnack Primary School pupils

From left, back, Tony Godden, Joel Fielding, eight, Edward Mace, eight, Frankie Barnett, eight, Jordan Page, nine, Sarah Taylor, nine, and Leoni Benedetti, nine. Front, Jamie Bassett, eight, Freddie Bloom, eight, Mac Gatward-Clarke, eight, Jack Maxey, eight, and Stan Fitch, eight
From left, back, Tony Godden, Joel Fielding, eight, Edward Mace, eight, Frankie Barnett, eight, Jordan Page, nine, Sarah Taylor, nine, and Leoni Benedetti, nine. Front, Jamie Bassett, eight, Freddie Bloom, eight, Mac Gatward-Clarke, eight, Jack Maxey, eight, and Stan Fitch, eight
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AN EX-PROFESSIONAL goalkeeper was on hand to pass on his knowledge and skills to youngsters at a school this week.

Former Chelsea player Tony Godden was at Barnack Primary School on Wednesday to take a special training session for pupils in Years 3 and 4.

Tony, who also played for West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City and Peterborough United in an 18-year career, taught the children how control the ball, and pass and shoot.

He agreed to take the session after he was contacted by parent Martin Bloom.

Headteacher Stuart Wainwright said: “The children all had a fantastic afternoon. Although he’s not from their era, when they were told he played for Chelsea they loved it and it was great to see.

“His interaction with the kids was brilliant and a big thank you goes to Martin for organising the visit.”