Football students in safe hands with Matt Murray

A former Wolves star has been sharing his top-flight skills with pupils in aid of a city charity.

Ex-goalkeeper Matt Murray had a session at Wolverhampton Grammar School after Steve Barnett from Tettenhall, a parent of student Scott, won the bidding for a training session at a fundraising auction.

The session was donated by the retired player to support the Promise Dreams charity, which was established in 2001 to make dreams come true for seriously and terminally ill children across the country. Murray retired from Wolves in 2010 after spending his entire professional career at the club.

He is now a match pundit and is dedicating more time to charity events.

Murray put the the Year 9 and 10 pupils through their paces with professional-style coaching and training on the school’s playing fields on Tuesday.

Due to an injury, Scott was unable to take part in the session, but that did not stop around 30 other football hopefuls from getting involved. Head of Year 9, Jonathan Hall, and Amy Johnson, Dreams co-ordinator and administrator at the charity, jointly organised the after-school event.

Jonathan said: “Our students really enjoyed their session with Matt. They picked up some great professional tips which they tell me they are going to use in their next school match for WGS.”

In the future the charity and school are looking forward to working together again after this successful event.