Nelson gives back to his old primary school

In a bid to help youngsters and give back to his local community, Reiss Nelson paid a visit to his old primary school to open a new training facility, funded by himself.

Our winger headed to the Michael Faraday School in Walworth where his love of the game began as a kid, to meet the next generation of supporters and unveil a new 4G football pitch, which he hopes will help inspire and unearth future stars from that area.

Another fellow south Londoner was also on hand to help make the day even more memorable, with Gunners legend Ian Wright also stopping by the cut the ribbon on the pitch, and meet a host of excited students keen to follow in his and Reiss' footsteps.

"I'm here today to open my first astropitch in south London, and the main one I had to do was for my primary school," Reiss said. "It's something I always dreamed of having.

"My community means more than anything to me, because these are the people that have been real to me since day one, and it's great to see everyone come out today to support me.

"Hopefully this is the start of something very big for the Nelson Project. This is the first of many and it's going to be a thing where the pitch will allow the younger generation to evolve and get into a great rhythm, and feel comfortable on the ball."

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