A local football team are looking forward to tomorrow’s match as they prepare to take part in Sheffield Wednesday’s Grassroots Community Programme Scheme.
14 youngsters from local team St Helen’s FC will be taking part in matchday activities including training with Sheffield Wednesday coaches at Middlewood Road, waving the giant flag at half time and walking around the pitch.
St. Helen’s coach Wayne Dennett said: “This is a wonderful scheme as it gives young players the chance to experience life within a professional football club. It will hopefully encourage some players to want to work hard at their football to follow in the footsteps of their heroes.
“What I love about it is the opportunity to give an experience of a lifetime to the kids. I remember doing things like this as a child now, and I hope to fill the boys with precious memories for a lifetime.”
The Grassroots Community Programme Scheme invites groups of youngsters of all backgrounds to engage with Sheffield Wednesday, who offer significant benefits via the project in return, including discounted match tickets with cashback for junior clubs and money can’t buy experiences on the Hillsborough pitch.
For just £20, junior participants enjoy a range of matchday activities as well as a South Stand ticket, copy of the official programme and refreshments for the juniors.
A ticket-only package is also available where adults can buy tickets for just £20 and juniors for £5 and still receive cashback for their club, school or organisation. To get closer to your club and be part of this exciting project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 324 0523.