A FOOTBALLER who plays for Barnsley FC returned to his roots during a recent visit to the college's sport department.

Marc Roberts spoke to students at Barnsley College’s recent sports fair about the sporting opportunities open to them.

The 25-year-old defender chatted about his experiences at college and his journey into professional football.

Marc said: “The students had plenty of questions about how I found studying at college and how I got to where I am now. My time at college was important and I developed most as a footballer during those years.

"I went to university after college so I emphasised the importance of education to the students, even for those who want to pursue a sporting career.

“I am really impressed by the world class sports facilities and I would fully recommend the college to anyone.”