The training session of Estoril Praia started very differently this morning with the presence of hundreds of children from some local schools, who are on vacation at this time. Invaded by the spirit of the Easter, professional football players handed out Easter eggs to the children and had the opportunity to feel the affection of the younger ones. In addition to the eggs were offered sunglasses and hats, sponsored by Eurobic.
“It was not so long ago” that Duarte was there dreaming about being a professional football player one day. “It’s always good they can get together with us, they have us as an example and it’s good to be with them and tell them that maybe one day they can be in our place”, extolled the Estoril Praia’s midfielder, who is from Cascais and who made the whole course in the formations of the club.
The president of the Union of Cascais and Estoril Town Councils, Pedro Morais Soares, who was present at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, stressed the importance of such initiatives, which “try to bring the club closer to the community.” “This proximity to children and athletes is important and it is also a way to make them connected with sports,” he said.
In the end, there was another incentive for the remaining work week that tomorrow goes on behind closed doors at 10 o’clock. Friday is matchday and we face Rio Ave.