Nicky Spooner’s Under-18s took part in their first Life Skills Session of the season - one which forms part of their wider Development Sessions for our academy apprentices.
The aim for this season is to prepare our academy players for life in and outside of football, developing skills they will need in the big wide world and producing good citizens, as well as players.
The session was delivered by Tobi Alabi, who after having to cut short his career in football due to a serious health condition, formed his own foundation.
Tobi was a member of Millwall's academy and has demonstrated that despite not fulfilling his career in football, he came to terms to life after football in an amazing way.
During the session, the Under-18s were tested on their life saving skills and knowledge of how they would react in the event of a teammate or opponent collapsing out in the pitch.
They also performed mouth to mouth during practical sessions alongside learning the signs and symptoms of possible cardiac arrest.
Overall, the session was a great success and something which has enhanced not just the apprentices’ life skills, but their approach to life after football.
Tobi has shown that anything is possible, despite what barriers are put in your way which links well onto their next League Football Education Life Skills Session with Charlie Fogarty in October.