Robbo visits Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen.As part of the official opening of the brand new 3G All-Weather Sports Pitch at the Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen, Peterborough United manager Dave Robertson put students through their paces with an exclusive training session at the new facility.
England International footballer Sue Smith was on hand to officially open the facility named the Bailey Drew Sports Pitch in honour of student Bailey Drew who sadly passed away last May.
Bailey had been playing football in the village late on Friday 16th May 2014. It was during the kick-about that he became unwell and collapsed. Despite the heroic efforts of his friends and fellow students to resuscitate him, Bailey died later that evening of an undiagnosed heart condition.
Mr Sloan, Principal of Charles Read Academy, said: “We chose to name the pitch in memory of Bailey Drew, a popular Year 7 student and keen sportsman, who sadly passed away last year. Our hope is that the pitch will become a central part of our community and I can’t wait to see the difference it will make to academy life.”
In memory of Bailey Drew, Charles Read Academy are also raising awareness of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young www.c-r-y.org.uk, a charity that is also very close to Posh manager Dave Robertson.
The sports pitch is available for bookings for community use on weekday evenings, in the school holidays and at weekends. For further information please contact 3Gpitch@charlesreadacademy.co.uk or call 01476 550333.