Newcastle United players and staff have given a surprise visit by Rugby World Cup winner and England head coach Eddie Jones.
Jones was at the Little Benton in order to share some words of wisdom on what has been an illustrious career in sport in order to help advise youngsters at the club’s academy on how to succeed in the world of professional sport.
“I’m very impressed with the Academy,” the 57-year-old told NUFC TV (via the Shield Gazette). “This is one of the greatest football club’s in England, so it’s a lovely opportunity to be here.
“I’m going to chat to some of the coaches and the parents and the players about experiences of coaching.”
Not only did Jones use it as an opportunity to share his knowledge, but also saw it as a learning experience of his own, and hopes he can take some lessons from the club back to the England camp.
“We can also learn. Every time you come to an organisation, you learn something, so it’s a great opportunity to learn and improve.
“There are things in football that we can learn from, and possibly vice-versa”.