MK Dons will be offering their Gift of Football initiative to every primary school across Milton Keynes over the next 18 months, with free tickets on offer for every student.
The Gift of Football at Your School will see the Football Club provide every primary school in Milton Keynes with free match tickets for students and teachers, which will enable them to watch the Dons in action at Stadium MK.
The scheme will also see each primary school entertain a visit from a first-team player, while they will also receive signed merchandise to be used as a means of rewarding pupils for excellence in their school work.
Executive Director Andrew Cullen said: “We recognise as a Football Club that we have the power to motivate, inspire and excite young people.
“We hope through the Gift of Football at Your School scheme that we can continue to make an impression on the young people of Milton Keynes, inspiring them to excel in their school work while also providing the opportunity for them to experience live football at Stadium MK.”
The initiative was launched last week at Langland Community School, where Sam Nombe met with pupils and answered questions about his role as a professional footballer. The students will now work on a project based on what a Football Club means to them before visiting Stadium MK next month for the Sky Bet League One fixture with Shrewsbury Town.
Dave Moulson, Chair of Governors at Langland Community School, said: “We are extremely grateful to MK Dons and Sam Nombe for coming in to visit the students.
"The Gift of Football initiative was greeted with real delight and amazement by the pupils and I am sure it is an assembly they will never forget!"
The programme of visits will usually take place every Wednesday during term time. For more information on the Gift of Football at Your School scheme or to register your interest, email Jake Wyatt – email@example.com.