The new season saw the return of Norwich City to the Premier League and we were able to arrange a Kick for their first match, which was against Crystal Palace.
Thomas had been nominated to us by Ryan Doubleday from Nelson’s Journey. This amazing charity are dedicated to supporting bereaved children and young people throughout Norfolk and we are proud to have worked with them for several years now.
We arranged for Thomas to be a mascot for the Canaries, where he was able to meet the players before walking out with them prior to kickoff. Despite Thomas predicting a Norwich victory, it was Palace who ran out eventual 3-1 winners.
Thomas’ mum, Deborah said:
“Thomas had the most wonderful experience. He went with his oldest sister who loves football and has previously played herself for Liverpool Uni. She got out her old Norwich shirt and was almost as excited as Thomas. Thomas was nervous on the way to the ground worrying about his trainers as he never believes I read info correctly but revelled in the whole experience once he got there.
Catherine, his sister, said how good the club were and how well looked after they were with practices so they would know exactly what to do. She also commented how the players were good with all the mascots and what a lovely atmosphere there was. Thomas was thrilled to be paired with Robbie Brady and said how much he chatted with him, as did Wes Hoolihan.
I went to the match with Thomas, father, sister and one of his friends who wanted to see him as a mascot. It was a magical experience and I cannot thank you enough”.
Many thanks to Ryan and, also, Gemma at Norwich City FC.