Letting football do the talking

Letting football do the talking

Barnsley professional footballer Marc Roberts headed back to his roots when he visited his local college’s sports department.

The former Barnsley College sports student returned to the Honeywell campus to speak to learners at a sports fair.

The 25-year-old defender also talked about his experiences at college and his journey into The Beautiful Game.

“My time at college was important and I developed most as a footballer during those years,” said Marc.

“I went to university after college so I emphasised the importance of education to the students, even for those who want to pursue a sporting career.”

Mark Ryan, sport programme manager at the college, said: “Marc was an excellent student who worked extremely hard as an academic and a footballer.

“It’s absolutely fantastic when you see ex-students achieve and progress as Marc has into professional football.”

Main pic: Barnsley College learners with Barnsley professional footballer Marc Roberts (sixth from left) and college sport programme manager Mark Ryan (seventh from left)