Dion Pereira Visits His Old Primary School

Hornets young player of the year Dion Pereira recently paid a visit to his old primary school, Laurance Haines School, to deliver brand-new football kits courtesy of the premier league players kit scheme.

After making a big impact in the youth setup, making his premier league debut against Leicester City and recently winning the clubs young player of the year, the children at Laurance Haines were beyond thrilled to meet their local idol.

Upon arrival, Dion, accompanied by his mum who previously worked at the school, was met by his old teacher, Michelle Penny. Speaking of the event, Mrs Penny said, “It was such a delight to see Dion again. He was always a determined and resilient child. It’s wonderful to see him succeed as a professional footballer. We would like to thank Watford FC Community Trust for nominating us for the kits and Dion for coming to present them to us.”

The children were extremely excited when Pereira presented the new Nike football kit to the school’s football team. The Laurance Haines pupils had the chance to chat to Dion, ask him several questions and receive autographs. Gabriel, captain of the boy’s football team said, “It was an inspiring moment to meet a professional player who started playing football on the same playground that we use every day.”

The successful visit was organized by Watford FC’s Trust. The trust runs extra-curricular clubs, healthy lifestyle projects and the Premier League Starts programme.

The scheme is funded by donations from players at each of the Premier League Clubs, with kits provided to schools and youth organisations who take part in the open application process, as well as schools chosen by the players themselves.