Spanish striking sensation Alvaro Negredo hit the net with ICP Networks and Manchester City’s CITC team.
The striker, nicknamed “The Beast of Vallecas” showed his softer side as he joined a classroom of children for a Spanish lesson at The Etihad.
Negredo joined forces with ICP Networks MD Matt Archer as the IT and Networking specialists donated 45 tablets to the City In The Community Foundation.
CITC was founded in 1986 in a bid to create stronger links between Manchester City and the community. They employ more than 20 full time and 30 part-time staff to run projects around the Greater Manchester area working in four keys areas including sport, health, young people and skills & enterprise.
The foundation help more than 200,000 people of all ages across the Manchester, Tameside and Stockport areas every year and the tablets, donated by ICP Networks, will be used across all four yet areas.
ICP Networks MD Matt Archer, said: “We are delighted to be able to support CITC, they work tirelessly on behalf of the community and if we can help them in a small way we are delighted to do so.
“Donating the tablets seems a natural fit for us and a great way to kick off our relationship and it was fantastic to be able to see how they are used and what a difference it makes for the children and the teachers.
“The fact that Alvaro Negredo was able to join the children as a surprise guest was amazing. He was brilliant with the children and they were totally star struck until it got down to the lesson and they showed how effective the tablets will be as they researched Spanish phrases and words and details about Alvaro. It was a pleasure to be part of.”
The children from Ashbury Meadows Primary School had a fantastic time with Negredo who happily posed for photographs and signed autographs for the youngsters once the lesson had finished.