ENGLAND and Chelsea captain John Terry paid a visit to The Abbey School last Thursday.

Invited by the Children with Special Needs Foundation, JT presented the school with a full-sized replica of the FA Cup for use in a new football competition, which will be played for exclusively by special schools in Surrey and north-east Hampshire.

The trophy has been dedicated in memory of Ian Wooldridge, a patron of the Children with Special Needs Foundation and a keen Chelsea supporter.

During his visit, JT took part in a morning kickabout and answered pupils' questions. He also learned how pupils benefit from the charity's support, including a special cycling scheme and a trip of a lifetime to Florida.

The lucky students, who were joined by others from The Abbey's sister school, Carwarden House in Camberley, were excited at the prospect of meeting such a football legend and having their pictures taken with him.