A night to remember
fans from the Battersea Soccer School were selected to welcome the Chelsea team
onto the pitch before the Real Sociedad game on Tuesday.
walked onto the pitch flanked by Soccer School participants waving Chelsea
flags. Their task completed, the 20 fans joined the spectators to watch the
game. Chelsea won 2-0 thanks to a Diego Costa brace.
“It was a fantastic
opportunity for the youngsters selected, all of whom thoroughly deserved the
chance,” said Chelsea Foundation senior
London development officer Gareth Davies. “To
be a foot away from players you idolise and to walk out in front of a sell-out
is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it is great we were able to give some
of our Soccer School participants this opportunity.”
Chelsea’s Soccer Schools – which operate across Essex,
Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Middlesex and London –
are open to a wide range of ages. To find out more, click here.