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Bradford City boss mobbed at new free school
7:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson is welcomed at the One In A Million school
Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson went back to school this week as part of a community scheme the club is involved in.
He visited the One In A Million Free School, which is in the Bantams’ former ticket office and club shop at Valley Parade, to welcome new students and staff for the coming school year.
The partnership between the club and the charity is the first of its kind in the country to open a mainstream school.
The initiative will see the club’s current and former players interacting with students to encourage and inspire them.
As the school grows, the partnership will also offer students work experience in the football stadium to prepare them for a life in employment.
Former Bantam and One In A Million executive director Wayne Jacobs said Parkinson’s visit further enhanced the partnership between the charity and the football club “as we continue our work together to benefit the children and young of Bradford”.