Fer Niño, a star at the CEIP Botànic Calduch school in Vila-real
Fer Niño, a star at the CEIP Botànic Calduch school in Vila-real

The Yellows forward joined a video call to enjoy a fun chat with the students from the school

Villarreal striker Fer Niño took part in a video call from students from the CEIP Botànic School in Vila-real. The 11 and 12 year olds from the school were able to ask him all sort of questions about his rise to become a professional footballer in a fun online conversation.

A new format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Villarreal is having to reinvent its community activities in times of adversity. The club, through the Endavant Club Groguet programme, has come up with a new format for ‘A Star In Your School’, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, to help the Yellows stars get closer to the youngest fans in the province of Castellón.

As well as Niño’s virtual visit to the CEIP Botànic Calduch, Sergio Asenjo also connected with students from the CEIP Don José Alba school in La Vilavella online. For the rest of the season, men and women’s first-team players will take part in video calls to schools to have fun with some of the youngest Villarreal fans around.

As well as the interview with Villarreal stars, schools in the province of Castellón can enjoy a training session run by Yellows Academy coaches and a guided tour of the Estadio de la Cerámica free of charge.