Trust: Hughes Helps Launch Premier League Inspires
Hornets midfielder Will Hughes recently visited Vicarage Road Stadium to help Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust launch their brand-new programme Premier League Inspires.
Premier League Inspires is a curriculum-based programme aimed at young people aged 11-25 years old who are marginalised or at risk of not fulfilling their potential. The programme runs across the academic year with a mixture of stadium-based events, timetabled sessions, one to one support meetings and social action volunteering. The programme is available free to all secondary schools or educational establishments.
Hughes was on hand to speak with secondary school pupils about his inspirations in life and work, as well as the attributes needed to succeed in their chosen career pathways. At a vital time for pupils, with exams and key decisions on the horizon, the Hornets star also reiterated the importance of keeping on top of your mental resilience and how even top footballers feel certain pressures.
Community Project Officer (Young People) at the Trust, Lucy Tearle, said of Hughes’ visit: “The main aim of our Premier League Inspires programme is to inspire the young people, so enabling them to meet a first team player like Will Hughes was a fantastic experience. His inspiration, passion and dedication to his profession was something which they will all take away.”
Another Watford star, Gerard Deulofeu, also shared what inspires him on social media as local schools attended the launch and will now take part in the Premier League Inspires programme.
The schools taking part in the first round of delivery are Adeyfield Academy, Rickmansworth School, Parmiters School, Hatch End High School and The Reach Free. To get your school involved contact Lucy Tearle at firstname.lastname@example.org