Back to school for Mason

Striker meets with local college students to share his experiences

Joe Mason paid a visit to Canon Slade School prior to the conclusion of his recent loan deal to offer advice to a group of local students. 

The 22-year-old striker attended a workshop with youngsters who are currently partaking in the club’s newly established BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence Pathway).

A link between Bolton Wanderers and Canon Slade which was formed earlier this year, the pupils are currently undertaking units across sport science with a view to progressing onto Higher Education at university.

Mason himself spent time with the students, offering advice and providing an insight into the lifestyle of a footballer in regards to nutrition and how a player’s diet can affect sporting performance at an elite level.

Speaking following the visit, the course’s tutor Steven Rawes thanked the striker for his contributions and admitted that the experience of speaking with a figure with first-hand experience will prove to be invaluable for those involved. 

“It was a pleasure to have Joe on board with one of our classes,” he said. “The session provided the students with a unique interactive experience with a well-respected first team footballer who was able to offer an insight into the life and workings of a professional player.

“The students and myself are very grateful for the support of Joe and Bolton Wanderers for the benefit of the students’ education here at Canon Slade.”
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