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Wirral schoolboy wins chance to walk out at Wembley
1:04pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
A WIRRAL schoolboy will walk out at Wembley Stadium with the England football team ahead of their 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Poland later this month.
Oliver Buckenham, aged seven, will accompany the likes of Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Ashley Cole onto the pitch before kick-off on October 15 after winning a competition organised by McDonald's.
Oliver said: "I can’t wait to walk out onto the pitch with all of these amazing players. I have told all my friends at school and they’re all really jealous."
McDonald’s and The Football Association been Community Partners since 2002, working together to help young footballers shine by creating more opportunities for children to get involved in football.
Sir Geoff Hurst, McDonald’s director of football, said: "Walking out onto the pitch at Wembley Stadium is an unforgettable experience.
"The atmosphere will be electric, as it always is ahead of such a brilliant match.
"The McDonald’s football programme is about creating opportunities for people to get involved in grassroots football and to give youngsters footballing opportunities they will never forget. Hopefully this will be one of them!"
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