Hull City star Michael Dawson had an inspiring effect on pupils at St Mary’s College in Hull this week, as he made his way through the gates ahead of Hull’s clash with his former employers Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Dawson enjoyed a great day at the school where he took part in a Q&A with the school’s budding journalists and joined the St Mary’s College Year 7 team (Under 12s) ahead of their ESFA Under 12 PlayStation Schools’ Cup third round clash with George Pindar School from Scarborough. Dawson gave the players a last-minute pep talk before kick-off and also jumped into their team photo.
His presence certainly had the desired impact as the team took on board all of Dawson’s advice, putting in a fantastic performance to seal a 6-0 win.
Dawson also gave the school’s Sixth Form media students an exclusive interview, as he got in front of the camera to answer some questions about his time at school.
Dawson commented: “It was great to come back to school and support grassroots football first hand at St Mary’s College, which has some unbelievable facilities. I still look back and hold incredible memories of representing my school football team when I was younger and I wouldn’t be where I am today without that experience.”
We would like to extend a special thanks to David Coverdale (The Sun), Niall Hickman (Daily Express) and Mark McAdam (Sky Sports) for supporting additional Q&As with pupils from the school.