Our next Kick at Burton Albion was featured in a write up on the football club’s own website. They donated the next of our mascot packages to young Daniel…here’s the report:
“After spending Christmas in Queen’s Hospital, young Brewers fan Daniel was able to enjoy a dream day at the Pirelli Stadium as a mascot on Saturday. Seven-year-old Daniel met Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough and the Brewers players when they made a festive visit to the hospital. In traction, after suffering a bad break to his leg, he was on the ward on Christmas Day but his mum Clair and dad Adrian planned a second Christmas for him when he got back home in January.
Daniel made such an impression on the Brewers on the hospital visit that he was invited to be a matchday mascot as soon as he was well enough – with the package donated by the Free Kicks Foundation, which provides football experiences for deserving children. He is still on crutches but that didn’t stop him leading the players out at the Shrewsbury game and from meeting Billy Brewer, Nigel Clough and the first team led by skipper John Mousinho. He also proved a big hit with the fans – earning a standing ovation from the main stand spectators”.
Our thanks go to Andy Taylor and all at both Burton Albion Community Trust and the football club.