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Albion players go back to school

Evans helps take a five-a-side session

JONNY Evans was one of several Baggies players visiting Moat Farm School as part of Albion Foundation's ongoing community work.

The Albion first-teamers swapped the training field for classrooms at the Oldbury school and enyoying various activities.

Captain Darren Fletcher took a class, while south American trio Claudio Yacob, Cristian Gamboa and Salomon Rondon helped out in a Spanish lesson.

James McClean, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson and Callum McManaman assisted an indoor activities class.

Elsewhere, Stephane Sessegnon and James Chester visited St Michael's C of E High School in Rowley Regis, Craig Gardner and Sandro attended Bristnall Hall Academy, with Alex Pritchard and Victor Anichebe heading to Tipton's ACE Academy.

But Evans, along with Rickie Lambert and Saido Berahino, were able to give the classroom a miss by taking an outdoor five-a-side session.

With the Albion Foundation celebrating its 25th anniversary, Evans emphasised the importance of their work.

"It's really good to give something back," said Evans.

"I think we got the good one. A few lads have been in a few different classrooms - but we got the five-a-side tournament, which was nice.

"You forget how enthusiastic kids are during school.

"They were very enthusiastic and asked me loads of questions, trying to get different tips. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

"It goes to show how important the Foundation's work is."