Eddie Gray visited us at Carr Manor Community School for the relaunch of our Bremner House.
Eddie, who was voted the third greatest Leeds United player of all time in 2000, was welcomed into school by the Bremner House Captains and Head of House, Miss Walker.
Bremner House, named after Billy Bremner, Eddie’s club captain at Leeds United, is the fourth and final House to be re-launched here at Carr Manor, following Robinson, Tomlinson and Trueman.
Eddie spent time with Year 4, who were testing out their newly acquired football skills. The pupils received some excellent tips from Eddie to help them improve their dribbling skills, such as keeping their heads high at all times. He referred back to his advice from Don Revie, who told him to “always remember the three C’s – courage, confidence and concentration.”
He also judged a primary arts and crafts competition, where pupils decorated either the Leeds United logo or the Bremner House logo. Eddie chose the winning design due to it's simplicity and neatness.
The Bremner Vice Captains and House Captains then introduced Eddie to our school values, spoke to him about our Coaching system and showed him photos of the different sporting events we hold throughout the year.
To finish his visit, Eddie spoke in the Bremner House assembly, saying “I hope you all feel proud to be part of the Bremner household here, because I know it was a privilege and a pleasure for me to play with Bremner.”
“I just hope that it’s an inspiration to you to represent such a great man and a great leader.”
Following on from Eddie’s speech, Miss Walker, Head of Bremner House, said “what Eddie spoke about today regarding Billy Bremner’s character is completely what we represent here at Carr Manor Community School. It is all about character, enthusiasm, and being the most motivated person that you can be. I am really proud to be the representative of a House, of a man, that clearly was the epitome of that.”