Wednesday, September 12, 2012
TWO football-mad youngsters from Huntingdon last night walked out onto the pitch with England for their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley.
Eleven-year-olds Harley Foster and Kelsey McGregor were chosen for the once-in-a-lifetime honour at an Inspire through Sport camp organised by the Sports Connections Foundation.
, Harley, who has just started at St Peter’s School, and Kelsey, who is now at Hinchingbrooke School, travelled down to London to prepare for the big event.
Harley’s mum, Julie, said: “When we went to pick Harley up from the camp, Kelsey told me Harley had been chosen – she’s so nice that she didn’t say she had been chosen too.
“Harley was smiling from ear to ear.”
The youngsters, who were classmates at Thongsley Fields Primary School, metEngland captain Steven Gerrard and got the chance to have a kick-about on the pitch before kick-off at 8pm.
Sport Connections Foundation was set up by former Hinchingbrooke student and professional footballer Junior McDougald.
He said: “I am very excited for them both. They were selected from our first of many Inspire through Sport camps, which was held at Hinchingbrooke.”