Azeem Abdulai and Callum Deacon take part in Academy school visit

1st November 2023


Swansea City midfielder Azeem Abdulai and Under-18s scholar Callum Deacon took questions from St. Thomas Community School pupils as part of their visit to Landore Training Ground which focused on the different careers available across academy football.

Year three pupils from St. Thomas Community School visited the academy's multi-million pound training base to gain knowledge and understanding of the variety of jobs in football, which including undertaking individual and team activities throughout the day with academy coaches.

Held in the barn, the pupils took part in fun sessions led by staff from various departments such as fitness, medical, operations, coaching, media and player care.

The morning was completed with a Q&A which allowed the pupils to put questions to Abdulai and Deacon as well staff from the wider departments.

Academy head of coaching Ryan Davies said: "It was great to see the children at the training ground at Landore getting an opportunity to explore the different career paths that are available in football.

"A lot of people will mainly think about being a professional footballer as a career path when it comes to football. But we were able to showcase a number of different departments and job roles we value highly within the academy. 

"The sessions the staff put on were excellent and allowed the children to experience a little bit of what it would be like to be an academy player. It was great to have Azeem and Callum present for the children to quiz them on what it’s like to be a footballer.

"Hopefully all the children enjoyed the experience and some might even have been inspired to look towards an alternate career in the football industry."