Wellacre Academy enjoy Juan in a million school day
Posted at 11:26 am on 7th October, 2015
Urmston school Wellacre Academy had a day to remember, as World Cup winner Juan Mata kicked off the 2015/16 PlayStation Schools’ Cup Tie of the Round roadshows in style.
The Manchester United midfielder visited Wellacre Academy to support them in their second round clash in the Under 15 PlayStation Schools’ Cup against North Liverpool Academy. Juan’s magic touch certainly seemed to pay off as the home team produced some great football to win 7-0 and advance to the next round.
Juan took part in a pre-match warm-up with the home team as well as a Q&A with both teams and a number of media pupils at the school. With the opposition school comprising a number of Liverpool supporters, they had to laugh as Juan proclaimed last season’s 2-1 victory at Anfield (where he scored twice) as his most memorable game in a Manchester United shirt. Full answers from the Spaniard’s Q&A will be on the website soon!
Juan unfortunately wasn’t as successful on the PlayStation®4 with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Wellacre pupil Dylan Sumner on FIFA 16. Juan, playing as Manchester United, had good friend David De Gea to thank for keeping him in contention as he sent the virtual De Gea the right way to keep out a penalty from his opponent.
Away from Juan’s appearance, PlayStation transformed a classroom into a PlayStation gaming zone for the day which acted as a reward mechanism for well-performing pupils in school. The English Schools’ FA also added some variety to the day’s PE lessons as they provided two professional football coaches for the day.