Shrewsbury Town duo visit holiday course

Shrewsbury Town duo Connor Goldson and Ryan Woods proved to be highly popular guests when they visited youngsters at an Easter holiday football course.

The Greenhous Meadow pair took a break from the club's League One relegation battle to answer questions from football-mad youngsters attending a course organised by Crossbar Coaching at Shrewsbury's Greenfields School.

Gavin Cowan, director of Crossbar Coaching and also a former Shrewsbury Town defender, said he appreciated the players taking the time to visit the children.

He added: "Connor and Ryan and a number of other Shrewsbury Town players are more than happy to come down and see the young, aspiring players.

"It's a real privilege for us and credit to Connor and Ryan as role models for taking the time out to come and visit."  

They are the latest in a growing list of professional footballers to visit a Crossbar Coaching course.

Shrewsbury's Jon Taylor, Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards, West Brom defender Billy Jones and former Aston Villa manager Brian Little have all been star guests within the last year.

Connor said: "I've come across Crossbar through Sam Griffiths, a friend of mine, who used to play for Braintree and has just started working for Gav.

"He gave me a call last week and asked if we would come down and see the kids and we were very happy to.

"It's been nice to see all of them enjoying their football and the coaches are doing a good job. The kids listen to them and they've got good control. It's very well run."    

Crossbar Coaching, who deliver sport across the curriculum to a number of schools across Shropshire, are also holding football courses in the second week of the Easter holidays at Greenfields School, Telford's Lawley School and Broseley C of E School.

They will run from Tuesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 24.

Discounted rates are available for youngsters who attend the host schools or a Crossbar Development Centre while savings are also available if you book a place on each of the three days.

Parents who seek tax credits can benefit from Crossbar Coaching being Ofsted registered and the company also accept childcare vouchers.

Bookings can be made by calling 07786 080801 or via email at [email protected]

Picture caption: Gavin Cowan, back left, director of Crossbar Coaching, and Shrewsbury Town players Connor Goldson and Ryan Woods with, front, local youngsters Josh Taylor, Harvey Lewis and Ryan Cumming at Greenfields School.

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