Hanham students off to Wembley

ball boys and girlsSome Year 10 students from Hanham High are heading off to Wembley Stadium this Sunday to provide ball boy and girl services for the Capital One Cup Final, where Manchester City play Sunderland.  

They will also have the opportunity to act as ball boys and girls for the Johnstone Paint Trophy final, Championship, League One and League 2 play-off finals, later in the season.

Students went through an application process set by Hanham’s sports co-ordinator Phil Arnold to decide which lucky students would take part.

They will receive instructions and training from a staff member from the Football League on arrival and will have a chance to meet the players and back room staff for all fixtures.

Mr Arnold said: “It is a fantastic privilege and honour for the school and our students who are incredibly excited, as you can imagine. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and will no doubt stay with them for the rest of their lives. We hope they have a fantastic day and wish them good luck.”

The opportunity originated through a link with Mike Coyne, executive head at Hanham Abbots Junior School. As well as being a headteacher he works in a voluntary capacity as a Council Member for the English Schools Football Association, the national governing body for school football.