Five lucky pupils from two Surrey schools had the chance to visit Fulham Football Club’s Motspur Park training ground yesterday, to quiz Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu.
The pupils put their questions to Dickson on the subject of life, the Premier League and most importantly, his role as this season’s Kick-It-Out ambassador.
The Fulham Football Club Foundation set an assignment for pupils from the Holyfield and Southborough Schools during October’s Kick-It-Out week of action. The project, designed to help pupils identify the ways in which cultures unite within the football industry, led to the creation of some fantastic player profiles based on Fulham squad members born outside of the UK.
The task helped pupils comprehend different cultures and backgrounds and the ways in which people from other countries integrate into society and the football industry.
The winning project entries were selected by a panel of Fulham Football Club employees and the five lucky pupils were given the opportunity to be journalists for the day, by interviewing Dickson Etuhu in a press conference style format.
Dickson Etuhu, Fulham FC midfielder and Club’s Kick It Out Ambassador, said: “It was a real pleasure to meet with the pupils today and to share their enthusiasm. A lot of good work has been carried out by the Fulham Football Club Foundation alongside Kick-It-Out, through education programmes locally. It’s important that key messages promoting inclusion and cultural understanding are communicated and I’m delighted to support this worthwhile campaign as an ambassador.”