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Scott Wishes Youngsters Best of Health

24 October 2016

Scott Arfield visited primary school pupils in Barrowford to congratulate them on completing a healthy eating course in conjunction with Burnley FC in the Community.

The Clarets' midfielder, Burnley's match-winner against Everton on Saturday, answered health-related questions, presented course certificates and had his photographs taken with some of the youngsters.

Barrowford Primary is another local school that has taken part in Burnley FC in the Community’s Schools’ Healthy Eating Project. 

Over the past six weeks, pupils have learnt about the levels of sugar in popular fizzy drinks, planned healthy lunch boxes, learnt about the key food groups and the children have maintained a log of their weekly water intake.

Answering questions about the ways he stays healthy, Scott was also asked about his footballing career, his own favourite player and what music he likes to listen to.

Abby Turner, Health and Wellbeing Manager at Burnley FC in the Community said: “We’ve been lucky enough to be supported by two first team players over the past week, as Jeff Hendrick also visited a local school a couple of days ago.

"The fantastic advice Scott offered the children about the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices really helped to reinforce the message we’ve been teaching them.

"I know his visit made a huge impact and it’s something they’ll remember for a long time to come!”

To learn more about Health and Wellbeing at Burnley FC in the Community, please contact Abby Turner on or visit

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