Kenwyne Jones, currently enjoying one of his finer runs in a Stoke City shirt this season, gave some advice to parents and teachers of young students during a Christmas holiday visit to a primary school as part of Stoke’s community programme last week.
The big fella said he would like to see the younger ones encouraged to participate in sports a lot more than they usually are and was pleased to play his part by meeting with them.
“It’s always nice to come to visit schools and communities to see the kids,” he said.
“When you get to a certain age, you don’t want to pick up sports. So it’s good to get to them at an early age because it might just propel them on to reach for their aspirations. I think it’s a really big thing for them to see Premier League footballers or athletes or whatever, and to come and have a one-on-one with them.”
Asked how he had gotten to doing somersaults to celebrate scoring, Jones replied: “It came from watching gymnasts on TV.”