Wolves players attend Miniversity

Wolves Foundation have been out in the community in Shanghai, laying on sessions for youngsters with the help of a trio of Wolves players.

Morgan Gibbs-White, Ed Francis and Christian Marques attended Miniversity on Thursday to help Foundation staff, who laid on fun and games for children aged three to six

Miniveristy, of Fosun International, provide a place for employees and residents to leave their children in a safe and fun environment.

After the special session, the trio handed out signed Wolves Foundation t-shirts and posed to photos with the local youngsters.

Head of Wolves Foundation Will Clowes said: “The Foundation have been in China all week with the first-team. The last 12 months we’ve seen a real difference. It’s fantastic Fosun are expanding the brand on our behalf, outside of Wolverhampton.

“It’s great to get the players to an event. Miniversity is a Fosun facility, a kids’ play centre for employees and residents, and it’s been good to see the players interacting with the kids.”

After the visit, Francis said: “We did a few games with the kids and it’s good for us. A lot of the lads have been surprised by the support we’ve received, it’s been great. We’ve been surprised how many fans there actually are.

“It’s good to see kids with Wolves shirts, the club are doing a lot over here, and it’s good to see there’s a lot of fans all over the world supporting what we’re doing.”

School sports manager Tom Warren added: “Showing the players in a light that they’re willing to get involved and that they’re accessible to anyone is really important.

“You can’t overestimate the power it has when players get involved in this type of stuff, even back in England, when a player walks in the room naturally the kids are going to be more involved. The fact the lads are willing to join in is really good.”