Thanks to the generosity of Kristian Hitchings of Watford FC,we were able to go along to the first Kick of February this year to meet the recipients, Liam and Freya.
The brother and sister were selected by Watford Mencap to be mascots at the sell-out game against Chelsea at Vicarage Road. We met them outside the ground, where they were met by Rod and his team, who looked after them all evening. After receiving their football kits, we were all able to go pitchside and stay there to observe all the behind the scenes work that goes into screening a live football match on tv.
Liam and Freya, along with the other mascots, were allowed into the dressing room to meet the team and to get their autographs. Back at pitchside they also took the opportunity to get their photos taken with members of the Watford squad as they came past. This was followed by a coaching session on the pitch before walking out with the players live on Sky Sports tv.
Our thanks go to Kristian and all at Watford FC, as well as Sarah FIshwick from Watford Mencap for helping us to arrange this exciting evening for the whole family.