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Swans captain backs Premier League Reading Stars

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams this week joined Primary school children in Swansea, encouraging them about the importance of reading.

The 30-year-old joined Swans club ambassador Lee Trundle at Ynystawe Primary school to promote work the club is doing with the Premier League Reading Stars programme in Wales.

Reading Stars uses football to encourage and motivate more girls and boys to read regularly.

The pair answered a number of questions on books and football - including what it was like to play and score for Swansea to what team in the world they thought had the best kit.

During the question and answer session with students aged between 5 and 11, the Welsh international revealed his favourite book was Suzanne Collins sci-fi novel ‘The Hunger Games’.

“Many of you will probably know it because it has recently been turned into a film, but it is worth a read as well.” he said.

“I really enjoy reading when I can, I usually try to every night before I go to bed.

“I can’t stress how important reading is in life, you need it every day and it is a message I am keen to pass onto my three children.

“I usually read stories and books to them before bed to encourage them to engage with books so they will read more when they are older.”

Club ambassador Lee Trundle regularly visits schools across south west Wales with Swans stars Marvin Emnes and Lukasz Fabianski also making Reading Stars visits this season.

The programme was launched at the club by Swans midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Routledge in September 2014.

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