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BSYFC at Wembley for Community Shield and walk around pitch

By Martin Lee

BSYFC walk around Wembley pitch at Community Shield Arsenal v Chelsea on Sunday Aug 2nd 2015.

BSYFC was again selected from all the FA Charter Standard Clubs in the UK and Ireland to walk around the Wembley pitch before the Community Shied match of Arsenal v Chelsea.
BSYFC was represented by squad players from the U14 girls, U13 girls and U8s. The day started at 8.30am with the coach rolling out of Bradley Stoke for arrival at Wembley for 11am. We were based in the Press Room for the majority of the day where at 11.30am we had our first walk around the Wembley pitch as we performed the rehearsal for the main event. We were allowed to take our videos and photos while we were out on the Wembley pitch. We also had our photo taken by the main photographer with our BSYFC placard and the squad. Then back to the Press Room for lunch. Then we had a football quiz. Well done to Martin who came top for the BSYFC squad. Closely followed by the pairing of Ross and Katie Rawlings. We had our final briefing and it was time for the real thing.
We walked past the Arsenal changing rooms and into position in the tunnel area next to the Arsenal team who were warming up. Then we got the thumbs up to start the walk. We came out to 85,000 supporters applauding as we walked around the pitch. We got to the South Stand and we were stopped while top star Jess Glynne started booming out "Hold my Hand" with the fire zooming high into the sky which was really hot seeing we were so close. We were then giving the thumbs up to continue our walk and of course we were singing along to the song while smiling and waving our flags while walking proudly behind the massive BSYFC placard.
We exited via the far tunnel and that was the end of the walk around. We then rushed back to the Press Room, picked up our stuff and with fast pace into the lift to get us up to our seats and to meet up with the parents.
The match was great with Arsenal winning 1-0. Then with the game finished we boarded the coach back to Bradley Stoke. Some did have a little snooze on the way back. We arrived back at home for 8pm tired but still excited after another great day out.
Many thanks to McDonalds for selecting BSYFC for 2 years on the trot now. Well done to all the squad we have already had feedback to say we were great to have and we were well behaved. So thanks to all for being great ambassadors for the club ...... it does get noticed.
Many thanks to Martin and Ross for baby sitting the squad for 4 hours allowing the parents to relax and have fun.

Updated 14:48 - 23 Oct 2015 by Martin Lee

Where next?

BSYFC Runners Up in 2 Categories at GFA Awards Evening BSYFC just miss out twice at GFA awards evening on July 8th.


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