A Spalding youngster had the football experience of a lifetime when he walked out at Wembley with Chelsea and Arsenal on Sunday.
Jordan Duffy (11) was a McDonald’s player escort before the FA Community Shield at the home of English football.
It was a fantastic day for Jordan, who stepped on the hallowed turf alongside Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta in front of a 85,000 strong crowd at the curtain raiser for the new Premier League season.
The match, where Premier League winners Chelsea took on FA Cup holders Arsenal, ended in a 1-0 win for Arsenal thanks to a man of the match performance by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Jordan, who won the chance to be a player escort by winning a competition, said: “To walk out onto the Wembley pitch was brilliant! Seeing all the fans and hearing the cheers the crowd made was amazing – all of my friends are really jealous.”
Sir Geoff Hurst, McDonald’s director of football, said: “Walking out at Wembley in front of a large crowd is something I’ve been lucky enough to do a few times now.
“But it still remains an unforgettable experience that I will never forget and I’m sure Jordan won’t either.
“The Community Shield is a game that I always look forward to and it was great to see so many players put in superb performances.”
l For further information on McDonald’s involvement in grassroots football you can visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/betterplay