Football stars

Football stars


Who imagined that Chesterfield FC star Gboly Ariyibi eats a full English breakfast before every match?

That’s what he told the Year 8 girls football team at Tupton Hall School who were treated to a visit from three Chesterfield FC players.

The visit was a reward for their remarkable achievements when they represented Chesterfield FC playing in the Kinder+Sport Football League Trust Girls Cup. The Tupton Hall team became area champions after a series of impressive performances which almost clinched them a day out at Wembley.

CFC winger Gboly Ariyibi, forward Emmanuel Dieseruvwe and midfielder Michael Onovwigun took part in a short question and answer session which saw the girls ask a range of questions including: ‘Which player had the worst personal hygiene?’. Needless to say, the players chose not to comment!

Afterwards the players signed autographs for the girls, and presented them with their certificates. There was even time for a group photo.

“It’s great for the girls to have won the trophy against good opposition – it shows the hard work they have put in,” said the players afterwards.

“There are a lot of good female footballers out there, women’s football is growing and teams are doing a lot better in international competitions.”

“That’s really important for getting more publicity for women’s football and inspiring more kids involved in playing football.”

“Chesterfield FC invests in football for young people, providing footballs and other equipment, to enable as many young people as possible to play football’.

Tupton Hall’s Year 8s have done themselves proud, and who knows… they may one day get their chance to play at Wembley in a three lions shirt!