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Chelsea player returns to his Newton Aycliffe school
A FOOTBALLER who helped his team win the FA Cup and Champions League returned to his old school in County Durham today (Monday, February 4).
As a former Woodham pupil and ambassador for the school’s Sport Academy, the 28-year-old was happy to chat to youngsters and answer questions about his experiences at the Premier League club.
PE teacher and assistant head Jon Tait led the session and said the pupils had hung on Turnbull’s every word.
“Ross is someone they have seen on television and the fact they were able to speak to him and ask questions was really exciting for them,” he said. “He was fantastic with the pupils and is someone they can relate to.”
Mr Tait said the pupils had been particularly enthralled by a story Turnbull told about watching the Champions league final in 2005 when Liverpool played AC Milan.
“He watched the game with his mates in the bar at the sports complex,” said Mr Tait. “A few years later he was holding the cup aloft for Chelsea.”