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Want your child to be player escort for England Vs Turkey? Manchester 22 May Find out more... NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 11-May-16 14:22:09

As Official Supermarket of the England Team, Lidl are very excited by the football-filled summer ahead of us.

To share in this excitement they've given us a money-can't buy prize for our lovely mumsnetters - to win the chance for your child (aged 7 to 11) to be a Player Escort at the England v Turkey game on Sunday 22nd May in Manchester. Included in the prize will be 4 tickets to watch the game, for a great day out for all the family.

As part of the partnership with The FA, Lidl also supports grassroots football to give more children the opportunity to lead an active healthy lifestyle. The FA Skills programme does just this, and together The FA and Lidl are offering exciting football sessions designed for 5-11 year old girls and boys of any ability, run by professional FA coaches.

For more information visit www.lidl.co.uk/football

This competition is open to all MNers with a child is between the ages of 7 and 11 years old, who would want to take on this role.

To enter you need to do two things

1) post on this thread to say WHY your child would like to be a player escort for this match AND

2) add your details on this form so we can contact you should you be selected.

Note: the match takes place on Sunday 22nd May in Manchester (City of Manchester Stadium) - kick off 5.15pm.

Standard Insight T&Cs apply

Competition closes at 9am Monday 16th May
Winner will be contacted that day by email and text message
If no response by 3pm Monday 16th May, a runner up will be picked.
Please note transport isn't included so you'd need to make your own way to the game.
Additional T&Cs here

Usernamesarehard Wed 11-May-16 15:53:49

My 11 yo ds would ADORE this opportunity for so many reasons! He has aspergers, and football has led him to build confidence and learn to be part of a team step away from the Pokemon
The structure of a coached football session allows me to know I can safely leave him for an hour a couple of times a week. He's been in the same team since he was 7, they really rally round when he has a meltdown, and they dont pander to him either- he's just one of them. smile

OldLadyWhoLivesInAShoe Wed 11-May-16 16:05:00

My seven year old has had a really tough year being diagnosed with severe dyslexia and dyspraxia and he has really taken it hard thinking he is stupid and useless.
He loves football and passionately talks to his friends about all the games but his issues mean he can't match them in the playground and never gets picked. I would love for him once to be positive about what he has to offer as his teachers and supporters say he is trying so hard.

Pooforbains Wed 11-May-16 16:17:39

My son would absolutely love this, he currently plays for a local team and lives and breaths football. He has changed school recently and being a shy little boy it has knocked his confidence and this would do him the world of good, it's also his birthday !

Lunar1 Wed 11-May-16 16:43:45

My 7 year old would love this. He is sport mad and has never been to a football match, but loves to play and watch matches on tv with his dad.

RustyParker Wed 11-May-16 17:08:15

This would be a dream come true for my 8 year old DS! He supports the same team as his Dad which isn't a local team to where we live (Manchester) which means he rarely goes to games and has to deal with teasing from classmates but he said he's learnt that you stick by your team, no matter what.

My DS has had a difficult couple years; witnessing the sudden death of his Aunt so it would be amazing for him to have such a special opportunity and by entering him into the competition is my way of showing him how proud I am of him. Also, to be able to watch an England game together as a family would be the icing on the cake.

Fingers crossed!

grumpydwarf Wed 11-May-16 17:20:26

My step son would love this he's 11 and has had a tough couple of years moving far away with his mum and changing schools and being bullied. This would be just the confidence boost he needed to get back in to football as he's given up due to the bullying.

ProseccoLush Wed 11-May-16 17:25:02

I have a beautiful DD aged 9 and a fabulous DS aged 7 and I know that for both of them, this would be a dream come true. Both play in local teams and have a real passion for the game. DS especially dreams of being a professional player when he grows up and always has a ball at his feet.
My children are no more worthy of this treat than anyone else's children but they are so special to me and just imagining how amazing this would be brings a huge smile to my face.

Nikkinackienoo Wed 11-May-16 17:29:46

My son would love this so much.
He's football mad, but unfortunately has just been diagnosed with Osteochondritis Dissecans of the knee which means he can longer play any sports for at least the next 3 months which he is very upset about.
This would really make his day.

EarlGreyTeaPlease Wed 11-May-16 17:57:21

My DS would love this.

Hawkmoth Wed 11-May-16 18:33:06

I asked my son.

He rolled up into a ball then said EVERYTHING and jumped around for a good long while.

He's football crazy, he's football mad. Graffitied his bed with "Jamie Vardy" and has a headful of stats and facts. I particularly enjoyed him taking on a middle aged man on the tram over how Gordon banks was the best ever keeper. It frightens me when a team brings on an obscure substitute and he knows who it is.

Most of all, I would like him to be a player escort to see how much goes on behind the scenes, what the players have to go through, what being a professional means. And selfishly, seeing his little face!

PointlessUsername Wed 11-May-16 19:15:15

10yo DS Lives for Football every waking minute is spent playing/reading/talking about football.

whatnoww Wed 11-May-16 19:25:12

DD age 8 would love this. She's a Bolton Wanderers fan so she needs cheering up after this season!

I'm pretty sure that most kids would love this oportunity I quite fancy it myself . Good luck everyone smile

isithotinhereorisitjustme Wed 11-May-16 20:47:26

My 10 year old would love it - he is ever so slightly obsessed with football and it would be an experience of a lifetime for him.

fuctifino Wed 11-May-16 21:00:11

My 9yr old dd would be gob smacked if I told her she was going to do this.
She loves playing football and practising her "skills" and "meggsing" us at every given opportunity.

MrsHathaway Wed 11-May-16 21:16:47

My 7yo eats, sleeps and breathes football. He would be stratospheric at the very idea of holding the hand of one of his heroes. He's a budding Statto and knows all their positions, goal scoring history, caps, etc. He plays football with his friends at every school break, after school (and before if time permits) not to mention his team training and also being a junior coach for his little brother (DS2) 's squad.

He has the utmost faith that England will bring it home this year, because as far as he's concerned, they are unstoppable.

We're fairly local to Manchester but DH couldn't get tickets to this match - I'd absolutely love to surprise them both!

paniniswapx3 Wed 11-May-16 21:23:13

I have 2 DSs who would both this - they are aged 9 & 7.

They eat, sleep & breathe football & quite literally play it every opportunity they get.

They both play for local teams & my DH coaches both teams. They also are big Aston Villa fans & also support their granddads team of Crewe - so have been cruelly let down by both clubs this season. They're still die hard fans though!

This would be their dream come true. Thank you.

TheCookingMonster Wed 11-May-16 22:21:13

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Rhythmisadancer Wed 11-May-16 22:28:51

Player escort? You're kidding? Sounds so wrong. What happened to mascots?

timtam23 Wed 11-May-16 22:37:17

My DS has been kicking footballs since he was a tiny toddler and he would adore the chance to walk out with the England players! He is a quiet boy but has gained so much confidence through playing football in his little local team. He is always sorting his Match Attax cards and Euro 2016 stickers so to meet those players in real life would make his day.

Proudmumof2boys Wed 11-May-16 22:46:09

Either of my boys would love this opportunity! They are 7 and 9 years old Evertonians.
My 9 year old has some difficulties; his younger brother gets less attention and supports his brother brilliantly (with occasional fighting too!)

Janefromdowntheroad Thu 12-May-16 07:35:21

There are many more deserving kids on this thread than DS. In comparison he's had an easy life, no disabilities, no bullying, full health.

The only advantage it would give him is full bragging rights among his mates for the next 10 years. Oh and is kind of like to go to Manchester for the weekend blush

Hinckley94 Thu 12-May-16 09:20:54

My 8 year old currently plays academy level football and one of the things he's done from this is to get the majority of his school year, year 3 both girls and boys into playing football at breaks and lunch times, he's like a mini coach and encourages them all to join in and have fun playing, at only 8, I am proud of him for doing this, as I am aware that not all children find exercise fun.

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purplishclouds Thu 12-May-16 11:00:35

For my 10 yr old ds , this will be an absolute dream come true . He is football mad and has worked hard to become the captain of his school football team.

We've had a tough past few months as his grandad was diagnosed with cancer last year and he passed away sadly January this year . We couldn't celebrate ds's birthday during this period and he was an absolute champ saying he didn't mind .

This will be an opportunity to give him a well deserved belated birthday present

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