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Prince Avenue Academy pupils interview Frankie Banks as part of #iwill campaign

As part of the #iwill campaign, Prince Avenue Academy pupils Alex and Lacie from Southend United Community & Educational Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars programme got the chance to interview Southend United legend Frankie Banks.

The #iwill campaign makes social action part of life for young people, emphasising the power of youth.

Alex and Lacie, both in Year 3, turned interviewers for the day as they sat down with Frankie to ask him a range of questions around his career playing professional football and his role within the local community.

Having started at Southend United in 1958 as a 13-year-old, Frankie went onto make nearly 100 appearances as a Blues player.

Frankie has been a player, reserve team manager, assistant manager, first team manager and coach at Southend United and became the club’s first ever community officer.

For more information about Southend United CET’s PL Primary Stars programme, please contact Dan King on 01702 341351 or [email protected]

For more information about the #iwill campaign, please visit

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