More than 70 young Bees fans fulfilled a dream to meet their footballing heroes yesterday when they took part in Brentford FC’s annual “Meet the Players” event at Uxbridge High School. The event, run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, saw excited young fans showcase their football skills to the likes of Brentford forward Ollie Watkins and Bryan Mbeumo. Along with an interactive football session with 13 players from the squad, the young fans had the unique opportunity to chat to the players and take selfies with the Brentford stars.
With Brentford currently fourth in the Sky Bet Championship, there was much excitement surrounding the Brentford players who have collectively scored 55 goals this season. And the players proved scoring goals wasn’t their only talent – creating a memorable day for countless young Bees fans.
Christian Nørgaard said: “We have all been their age and we all know what it does when professional footballers visit: it makes their day. You could see when we joined in playing the games there was that extra bit of excitement and the same with the autographs. It is quite nice to give back.”
Emiliano Marcondes added: “They will remember this for the rest of their lives. I still remember being visited by professional footballers when I was younger. To see the smiles on their faces and give them little bits of advice makes us – as players – smile.”
For more information about Trust events, please contact Brentford FC CST at [email protected].