Notts County players footy challenge crosses language barriers at Shirebrook Academy

Notts County footballers visited Shirebrook Academy as part of the schools language week, pictured are Fabian Spiess and Ronan Murray
Notts County footballers visited Shirebrook Academy as part of the schools language week, pictured are Fabian Spiess and Ronan Murray

Notts County’s German goalkeeper Fabian Spiess and Irish striker Ronan Murray came to Shirebrook Academy to share their football skills and give students an insight into their different cultures.

The players coached students and chatted to them following a ‘Germany v Ireland’ event, as part of the school’s Languages Week.

James Edwards, Head of Languages at Shirebrook Academy, said: “It was great for Fabian and Ronan to come along and speak to students about their backgrounds and where they were born and brought up. Fabien grew up in Germany and since then he has lived in Spain and Dubai.”