Those who stayed in their seats during the interval of our fixture against Burnley on Saturday were treated to more superb Half-Time Entertainment, courtesy of the Cardiff City Foundation.
As the rain poured down at Cardiff City Stadium, taking to the field this week were Declan Jenkins and James Reevers, both members of the Football Performance Centres – a full time programme that allows participants to train, compete and develop aspects of their 11-a-side game whilst completing their studies at their chosen school or college site across South Wales.
With it being Road Safety Week, we decided to hold a Stop, Look & Listen obstacle course, promoting road safety education whilst also testing the awareness, composure and ability of our contestants.
Following a presentation for Cardiff City Club Hero, John Tobutt, it was time for Declan and Jamie to put their skills to the test.
They certainly had their work cut out in the driving rain as, using hi-vis jackets as blindfolds, they had to dribble the ball through a series of cones, whilst listening to their dedicated guides for assistance.
By the end of the first stage, Declan had stormed into the lead, making light work of the dribbling challenge.
Both contestants then awaited instructions from our half-time host, Huw Day, before aiming for different corners of the net, now a good twenty yards out from goal.
Sound easy? Well, the challenge was made more difficult by a moving defensive wall, which truly tested their free-kick technique.
Declan and James had to stop and compose themselves, look to examine the defensive wall ahead of them and listen for their instructions, before taking a shot at goal.
While James’s effort whistled wide of the post, Declan’s low drive flew past the wall and went in off the woodwork - resulting in a clear winner this week, as Declan took home the spoils!
Click below to watch highlights from the Stop, Look & Listen challenge, along with a presentation to Club Hero, John Tobutt.
This season, Half-Time Entertainment has returned in conjunction with the Cardiff City Foundation. If you have any ideas that you’d like to see form part of a match-day, email our Half-Time Host, Huw Day – firstname.lastname@example.org