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Yorkshire lad lives the Wembley dream
22 February 2012
A sport-mad 10-year-old from Huddersfield will be walking out
onto the hallowed turf of Wembley next week when he will be a
player escort at the England Vs Holland football match.
Trey Jennings had his name pulled out of a hat to win the
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, thanks to a partnership between
charity Action for Children and The FA.
As a member of a family supported by Kirklees Family Intervention Project, Trey was
entered into the draw along with 12 other youngsters from across
Action for Children's 480 projects nationwide.
He is looking forward to the trip to Wembley on Wednesday 29
February, with his 4-year-old brother and mum, who says she is
nearly as excited as her son about going to his first international
"When we got the phone call to say Trey had been picked, I was
crying, he was crying and his Nan was crying too!" she said
"I also joked about getting a new outfit in preparation for
seeing the England players, but in all seriousness, this is such a
brilliant opportunity for Trey and he absolutely cannot wait."
Trey and his family have experienced some difficult times, so
their project worker Amanda Chatton from Action for Children,
thinks this will be a very special occasion for them all.
"It is great to be able to provide such a wonderful experience
to a family who have worked through some obstacles. The FA
partnership means we have been able to reward the hard work that's
gone into making a lot of positive changes," she said.
Action for Children is one of four charity partners benefitting
from a direct association with The FA.
An FA Spokesman said "The FA is very proud of our partnerships
with all of our charities and especially the impact that being a
player escort at Wembley Stadium can have on young people