Millwall captain hosts training session for Lewisham students
11:58am Friday 8th June 2012 in Millwall News & Reports
FOOTBALLERS from Lewisham College picked up some useful tips when they were put through by their paces by Millwall skipper Paul Robinson.
The Lions defender was among a host of professional players taking part in a summer course to gain his UEFA B coaching badge and part of his assessment involved hosting a training session with the Lewisham College students.
Robinson, along with former England international Matthew Upson, worked with the youngsters on sessions dealing with the offside trap, passing in tight space and crossing the ball into the penalty area.
“The lads have been energetic and lively,” the Millwall ace said.
“With international players about, I hope they can pick up some good habits and see something they aspire to.”
Lewisham College’s footballers, who recently won their league in an undefeated season, were up to the challenge, participating in drills and simulated games with pros from all divisions of the Football League.
“It’s a real opportunity for us and we’ve picked up some tips from them,” said student Alf Maisie.
Regional coach for the Professional Footballers Association Phil Church added: “The way the Lewisham College footballers have applied themselves has been first class.
“The effort is good, which allows the pros to retain realism in coaching.
“They recognise it as an opportunity to train with experienced players, some of whom are internationals, and they’ve risen to the challenge and performed well.”
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