CHILDREN from two local schools got the opportunity to represent West Bromwich Albion at Leicester’s King Power Stadium as part of the Premier League Primary Stars Tournament.
Albion’s youngsters went head to head with schools representing the other Premier League clubs for the chance to come out winners - which each team involved had already done in order to represent their club at the tournament.
Donning the blue and white stripes and taking to Leicester’s pitch was a rare opportunity for the local schoolchildren, and Joe Marc Bullas cherished the day.
“We're playing on the stadium that we see the people on TV playing on,” said Joe.
“It's been really good - a really great experience.”
Foundation coach Greg Burgess was pleased that the children were given the chance to enjoy a unique day at the King Power Stadium.
“It's a great opportunity for the players to come and represent West Bromwich Albion,” said Greg.
“A lot of them might not have the opportunity to come and play on a professional football pitch in a great stadium like this.
“It's great that they are coming to represent West Brom and to work together as a team in the Premier League Primary Stars Tournament.”
Albion were represented by a group of boys from Glynne Primary School and a team of girls from Walkwood School.
Liam, who works at the girls’ school says it was something that they have been counting down the days to.
“Today is massive,” said Liam.
“The girls have been really looking forward to it in the past few weeks.
“They understand how much of an honour it is to represent West Brom in this huge tournament, so it is massive for them.”
For more information on the Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.