Snaresbrook school pupils score visit from Leyton Orient striker Kevin Lisbie
PUBLISHED: 09:00 08 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:16 08 May 2013
Top Leyton Orient striker Kevin Lisbie inspired football-mad pupils at a Snaresbrook school on Thursday.
The 34-year-old presented Forest School’s top team with their Fair Play Award from the Independent Schools’ Football Association.
The players were recognised for their conduct on and off the pitch, behaviour and sportsmanship.
Football captains were rewarded with a lunch with Lisbie before joining pupils from other years to bombard him with questions about his incredible career.
Hackney-born Lisbie has scored 16 goals in just 34 appearances for Orient this season and has been named the club’s Player of the Year as well as the players’ Player of the Year.
He has previously played for Charlton Athletic, Colchester United and Ipswich Town.
Lisbie was greeted by Forest pupils, in College Place, with “rapturous applause” before being quizzed about the best players he had played against and the club he first supported - Arsenal.
PE teacher Ben Adams said:“It was a great experience for the boys. They got a real insight in to the life of a professional footballer. Thank you Kevin Lisbie!”