Peterborough boy lives Wembley dreams

A Peterborough schoolboy got the chance to fulfil all football mad children's dreams when he stepped out onto the Wembley turf.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:10 pm
Jack and Danny Simpson (Photo by Alex Morton - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
Jack and Danny Simpson (Photo by Alex Morton - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Jack Hutchings from Peterborough had the experience of a lifetime when he walked out at Wembley before The FA Community Shield as a McDonald’s Player Escort.

It was a fantastic day for Jack, who stepped out in front of 80,000 fans alongside Danny Simpson at the home of English football at the highly anticipated game for the new Premier League season, which starts this weekend.

The match, where Premier League winners Leicester City took on FA Cup holders Manchester United, ended in a 2-1 win for Manchester United thanks to goals from Lingard and Ibrahimovic.

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Jack, who won the chance to be a Player Escort by winning a competition on the McDonald’s Better Play website, said “I had so much fun walking out in front of my friends and family onto the Wembley pitch. My friends and I are huge football fans and they were so happy for me. This is a dream come true for me”

Sir Geoff Hurst, McDonald’s Director of Football said: “Having the chance to walk out at Wembley at such a highly anticipated match is something any football fan would dream of doing. It’s a fantastic experience to walk out with someone you look up to. I’ve had the honour of walking out in front of thousands of fans and I can still say to this day it’s an unforgettable experience, and I’m sure Jack felt the same.