Hull City

Windass Helps Youngsters To Learn About Hull’s Sporting Heritage

20 September 2017
Dean Windass was on hand to assist youngsters at St Andrew's Church of England Primary School as they held a Hull Sporting Heritage Education Day earlier this week.

The Tigers’ Club Ambassador took part in a question and answer session as pupils quizzed him about his career, with the education day part of a programme delivered by the Sporting Memories Foundation and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Brian Heywood, who helped to organise the event, was pleased that Windass was able to help put all of the research done by the youngsters to good use.

“They’ve been studying Dean’s career and life, all the way from his first trials with Hull City through to the very end of his playing career and what he is doing now,” he said.

“They then used all of that research to plan an interview and a Q&A session with him, not just about football but everything that goes into being a professional football including nutrition, exercise, family life and everything that surrounds it.

“It’s been a great experience for these youngsters because they have learnt so much from talking to Dean, particularly about the attitude that you need to become successful at whatever it is you want to do.”

Reflecting on the afternoon, Windass added: “It was brilliant and the important thing was to stress to these children that, right now, that their education comes first.

“The research they had done into my career was fantastic really and it was incredible how much they knew about where I’d been and who I played for. They really were a credit to their school, very polite and it was a great afternoon.”