Cardiff City players Sol Bamba and Junior Hoilett surprised pupils at St Mary the Virgin Primary School by joining in with one of their Premier League Primary Stars PE lessons, helping children get active on their return from the summer holiday break.


Sol & Junior surprised pupils when they walked into a Premier League Primary Stars PE lesson, joining Year 6 in a session which involved developing pupil’s ability to travel with the ball.

10 year-old Niema, a Year 6 pupil at St Mary the Virgin Primary, said: “Sol Bamba and Junior joined in our session and they were really nice. I’ve seen them on TV and I thought they would be bossy, but they were really fun. I like the sessions with Cardiff City because we have fun, it keeps us healthy and it helps with our confidence.”


Whilst at St Mary the Virgin, the Cardiff City footballers donated a Premier League Primary Stars equipment pack, including footballs, numbered and lettered floor spots and giant dice, which teachers at the primary school can use in lessons across the curriculum to help inspire children to learn and be active.


The back to school visit coincides with the opening of the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme application window, which enables primary school teachers across England and Wales to apply for a free Nike football strip or a free equipment pack like the one donated by Sol & Junior.

Bamba said: “Coming back to school, seeing the kids and giving back to the community is always good to do. I enjoy these visits, obviously we’re no different to them and I’ve got kids myself the same age, so it’s great to give back to the kids and inspire them because a lot of them look up to us.


“I was always taught to listen to teachers, coaches and be ready to learn, develop step by step, don’t rush anything and if you have a desire to follow your dreams you can make it come true.”


Cardiff City is one of 101 Premier League, EFL and National League clubs in England and Wales which provides in-school support to teachers and pupils as part of Premier League Primary Stars - the organisation’s education-linked community programme.

Teachers based in England and Wales have until 26 October 2018 to visit to register and apply for the free Nike kit or equipment pack.