One of the highlights every season for PlayStation Schools’ Cup has seen lucky schools up and down the country chosen to host a roadshow event. Marking the tenth and final roadshow this season, Chelsea captain Gary Cahill visited George Abbot school in Guildford.
Acting as a reward for pupils doing well in class, each roadshow features a PS4 gaming experience and football coaching sessions, along with a Premier League footballer making a surprise visit to the school. Prior to Gary Cahill’s appearance, the impressive list of star names that supported this season’s events include: Ashley Young, Harry Maguire, Jack Butland, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jan Vertonghen, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Callum Wilson, Tom Davies and Michail Antonio.
When Gary Cahill was a youngster, he played for his school as a striker. As a professional footballer in his trademark centre back role, he has collected Champions League, Europa League, Premier League and League Cup winners medals, in what continues to be an illustrious career. As a regular supporter of PlayStation Schools’ Cup, Gary Cahill always proves the perfect role model for young aspiring footballers.
With over 60 pupils awaiting Gary Cahill’s arrival, he was given warm welcome when he walked into George Abbott school’s sports hall for the start of the Q&A session. Gary explained that his England debut and winning the Champions League with Chelsea will always be his favourites memories in football. Gary went onto explain that David Luiz is the funniest character in the Chelsea dressing room and his teammate Willian is the king of nutmegs in training.
In between interviews with the likes of Match magazine, Gary Cahill spent time taking on a pupil on the popular FIFA 18 game and supported a selfie session with all the pupils that had packed the sports hall, before meeting a group of football players from George Abbot school.
As this season’s roadshow school visits have come to a close, keep an eye out for announcements about this season’s PlayStation Schools’ Cup Finals, which will take place in May.
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We would like to say a big thank you to Gary Cahill for once again proving a great inspiration to grassroots football and extend our appreciation to George Abbot School for hosting our final roadshow of the season.