Swans skipper joins Premier League Reading Stars
22nd April 2015
Swansea City captain Ashley Williams stressed the importance of reading to young children in South West Wales this month.
The 30-year-old joined Swans club ambassador Lee Trundle at Ynystawe Primary school to promote work the club is doing with the Premier League Reading Stars programme in Wales.
Reading Stars uses football to encourage and motivate more girls and boys to read regularly.
The pair answered a number of questions about books and football to where their favourite holiday destination was and what cars they drive.
During the question and answer session with students aged between five and 11, the Welsh international revealed his favourite book was Suzanne Collins' sci-fi novel 'The Hunger Games'.
"Many of you will probably know it because it has recently been turned into a film, but it is worth a read as well," he said.
"I really enjoy reading when I can - I usually read every night before I go to bed.
"I can't stress how important reading is in life. You need it every day and it is a message I am keen to pass onto my three children.
"I usually read stories and books to them before bed to encourage them to engage with books so they will read more when they are older."
Club ambassador Lee Trundle regularly visits schools across south west Wales with Swans stars Marvin Emnes and Lukasz Fabianski also making Reading Stars visits this season.
The programme was launched at the club by Swans midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Routledge in September 2014.