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FOUNDATION | Literacy event winner receives signed Doncaster Rovers’ shirt

24 February 2020

Clarborough Primary School student Freddie won the Club Doncaster Foundation literacy competition in December and received a signed Rovers shirt.

The challenge was to write ‘a day in the life of their favourite footballer’ and Freddie’s poem - written from the point of view of England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane – stood out among the rest of the entries and earned him top prize.

Foundation sport development office Kelly Jackson-Powell said: “It was great to see so many young people engaging in this project and the competition entries we received were of a very good standard making the task of judging very difficult. All the children did an excellent job but Freddie’s piece really stood out through the theme of resilience and the ability to rhyme.

“The Foundation’s links to both Doncaster Rovers and Doncaster RLFC mean that we can provide a unique opportunity to school children who can enjoy using their literacy skills in practical sporting environments.”

Here is Freddie’s winning poem:

It’s totally amazing, it’s really insane,

That I play for Spurs, that I’m Harry Kane.


My dream since I was young,

My dream I am now living,

To play for team and country,

The leather ball I’m kicking.


Train hard, eat well and rest,

So that I can be the best!

Take care of body, mind and soul,

To score the winning goal!


Rovers have joined Doncaster RLFC and Doncaster Rovers Belles to support the Foundation's Book Bank campaign asking supporters of all three clubs to donate children's books which can be distributed across the borough ahead of World Book Day.  To find out more about the drop off points, please click here.


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