Our first PlayStation Schools’ Cup roadshow of the season was supported by Burnley star Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who made a surprise visit to Blessed Trinity RC College.
The Icelandic international player was passing on his experiences as a professional footballer to over 60 pupils during a question and answer session. Gudmundsson revealed that his strike against Manchester City is his favourite goal for Burnley, whilst proclaiming teammate Ben Mee has the potential to go on to be a great manager. At the end of the Q&A, Gudmundsson even found time to teach the pupils how to perform the Viking clap that has become famous with Iceland’s passionate supporters.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s visit was the first time that a roadshow event has been hosted at a school in Burnley. Throughout the day and after school, the Blessed Trinity RC College sports hall played host to a PS4 gaming zone which was acting as a reward for the top performing pupils. One lucky pupil was rewarded with the chance of a lifetime when he took on the Clarets star on the FIFA 19 game.
Gudmundsson also took the time to meet both teams prior to the Under 15 boys’ football fixture between Blessed Trinity RC College and St Bede’s School from Blackburn. Whilst Blessed Trinity RC College lost the game 3-1, they would have still felt like winners with so many of their pupils enjoying the chance to meet their hero from Burnley FC.
You can follow all the behind-the-scenes action across the PlayStation Schools’ Cup social media channels.
We would like to say a big thank you to Johann Berg Gudmundsson for being such a great inspiration for grassroots football. Our appreciation also extends to Blessed Trinity RC College for hosting the first PlayStation Schools’ Cup roadshow of the season.