School children interview Dowson for charity

Phil Dowson fields questions from the Silverstone Primary students © Northampton Saints

Community News School children interview Dowson for charity

It was a busy media session for Phil Dowson yesterday ahead of the Saints’ crunch clash with Saracens, the back row also grilled by four students from Silverstone Primary School as they attempt to raise funds for the local sports disability charity, DISC.

The group, led by 10-year-old Martha-Rose Gray, are using their journalistic skills to put together a monthly school newspaper, with all moneys raised donated to Towcester-based charity DISC (Disability Inclusive Sports Club).

Dowson answered questions on everything from how often he is allowed to eat McDonald’s, to his most embarrassing moment before having photos taken with the children and fellow Saint Stephen Myler.

DISC, which in 2011 was awarded a Barclays Community Sports award, is a volunteer-run initiative welcoming all children and adults with special needs and their families to get involved in sports, from archery to indoor golf.

Find out more about DISC at

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