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Barry inspires footballers

25 April 2017

Captain attends Wimbledon school for Community Day of Action

PE teacher Rachel Corrigan said that Dons captain Barry Fuller’s visit had inspired year seven girls to believe they can achieve success in football.

In a Q & A at Ursuline High School for girls, Barry talked extensively about his own experiences in the game, standing just yards from the League 2 play-off trophy won by AFC Wimbledon last May.

Barry's visit was part of the EFL’s Community Day of Action with our AFC Wimbledon Foundation having coached at the Wimbledon school for over three years.

Rachel Corrigan said: “It has been great having Barry with us today. The girls are really inspired by his story because Barry has had barriers in his career and it is good for the girls to hear that these can be overcome. The appetite for football at Ursuline School is very big. We have successful teams from years seven and eight right the way through to year 13. AFC Wimbledon have done a great job in helping to coach our year seven squad this year. This is an excellent end to a great season for us.”

Barry Fuller added: “It has been great to come here today and see the enthusiasm of the girls. Getting girls into football should be promoted a bit more. There are a lot of girls who enjoy playing football, but a lot of them feel there are not enough opportunities for them. Having three girls myself, I am all up for trying to promote it. The AFC Wimbledon Ladies team are flying at the moment, winning trophies all over the place, and it is good to see our Foundation coaches coming into schools to help out.”

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