Local primary school child Lucas Marsden enjoyed an unforgettable day on Sunday after being selected as the official EA Sports Referee Mascot for the Burnley FC vs Manchester City FC fixture at Turf Moor.
Lucas, who is a pupil at Lord Street Primary School in Colne, was selected for recognition of his excellent participation in Burnley FC in the Community’s Premier League Primary Stars PE lessons.
He consistently shows the PL Primary Stars value of ‘Be Inspiring’ during his participation in the programme’s PE sessions. Despite wearing a leg brace for PE, he never gives up, shows perseverance and always tries his best.
Lucas represents a key element of Premier League Primary Stars – resilience. No matter what challenges he has faced, he continues to progress his skills in a range of sports; including those he isn’t as confident in such as gymnastics and dance.
Kim Robinson, Sport Development Coach, said: “Lucas is an inspiration, he’s an inspiration to me, his family parents, his classmates and his teachers.
“He always gives 100 per cent. He’s a fantastic team player and considerate of others through his good listening skills.”
Thanks to EA Sports, Lucas was able to lead both teams out of the tunnel and into the roaring Premier League atmosphere with referee Paul Tierney.
He met both sets of players, shaking hands with the likes of David Silva and Sergio Aguero before having his photo taken with the matchday officials and the two captains for the day – Tom Heaton (Burnley) and Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).
EA SPORTS is proud to support Premier League Primary Stars by giving Premier League referee mascot experiences to primary school children in England and Wales.