The Proact Stadium played host to some Spanish visitors, as students and leaders from the Chesterfield Centre, based in Madrid, paid the club a visit. They have been visiting the town since 1966.
The Spanish guests were greeted at the Proact by members of staff and given a tour of the facilities. The tour included a walk around the pitch and a look at the silverware and changing rooms. After their reception at the stadium they went to Stand Road Park and took part in a specially arranged training session.
A total of 38 students and two leaders have made the trip from Spain and they will be here for four weeks. They will have English lessons, take part in sporting activities at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and also be involved in activities such as paintballing in the surrounding area.
The Chesterfield Centre is a family-run scheme that is dedicated to the teaching of English to its students. They do this by sending their students to the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, where they stay with a host family to improve their English and experience a different culture.
The leader of the Chesterfield Centre, Beatriz Monge, has made the trip and she spoke highly of the town and of the club. “It is very good of the club to allow us to come and take a tour of the stadium and take part in a training session,” she said. “All of the pupils were really excited to come here and have had a great time.”