Our Harraby 3G soccer school attendees rounded off another great week with a surprise visit from first team players Hallam Hope and Kelvin Etuhu on Friday afternoon.
The pair popped along to hand out the medals, certificates and prizes as the boys and girls brought a close to their penalty king and World Cup / Champions League competitions.
And there was even an opportunity for selfies and autographs after the awards ceremony – with the children coming up with many weird and wacky ways to secure the signatures from their heroes.
CST manager John Halpin said: “I say this a lot, but it’s fantastic for the children when the players come along to see them at the end of the week.
“When Hallam and Kelvin walked in there was an instant buzz, and it means a lot to the young players to have the medals given to them by the players they come to watch out on the pitch at Brunton Park every week.
“I’d like to thank them both for giving over a bit of their time, it really does mean a lot.”
“It was nice to meet the kids who took part in the soccer school,” Kelvin said. “They’d clearly had a great week and it was good to talk to them about the competitions they’d played in and the goals they’d scored or saved.”
“We always enjoy these appearances,” Hallam added. “We keep talking about getting closer to the community and it’s things like this which help us to do that.
"A lot of the children said they were coming to the Crawley match so it was nice to be able to talk to them about that as well.”