Chesterfield players Sam Clucas and Ritchie Humphreys this week took part in a Spireites Active for Life session at The HUB.The two players conducted a question and answer session with the group members and shared their experiences of life as professional footballers.
The programme aims to help people learn about the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and support healthier lifestyle change. The programme does this by using a football theme as a motivator to support health behaviour change.
Humphreys felt it was a good opportunity for the group to speak with some of the Spireites players.
He said: "Sam Clucas and I have been over here talking to the group and what it's like being a footballer dealing with the pressures of trying to be fit or being out of contract.
"It was a good time for us to come and chat and it was nice for us to interact so they could ask us some questions - and they would give us some examples from their own lifestyles.
"I think they were appreciative of what it's like."
Rachel Booth, the Community Trust's sport and activity manager spoke of further benefits of having the programme at The HUB.
She said: "It's brilliant being able to deliver a course like this in a community setting, particularly in a football club.
"It makes a big difference to take part of activities outside of a medical environment and it was great to see the interaction between the group and the players."