A GROUP of schoolchildren are getting ready for the chance of a lifetime to play at a Premier League stadium.
The Year Three football team from Ravenbank Primary School in Lymm will turn out at Goodison Park, home of Everton FC, tomorrow, Friday, after reaching the grand final of the Road to Goodison competition.
Not only that, but their classmates and parents will be on hand to support them in their quest to win the trophy.
Ben Sutcliffe, the school’s PE co-ordinator, says the occasion will be extra special for one member of the team.
“We have a massive Everton supporter on our team, goalkeeper Luke Unsworth,” he said.
“He said can't wait to have the opportunity to play at the stadium he has always dreamed of being able to play at.
“The whole of Year 3 are so excited about supporting their team. They have heard the competition reports but have never had a chance to watch them play.
“Now the whole year group will be going to watch and cheer them on.
“The school have been given 100 tickets to take a group of supporters to watch them so the team, children, staff and parents are really looking forward to the big stadium experience.”
In what is their first competition as a team, Ravenbank made it through the competition’s Warrington qualifier at Priestley before progressing past the Cheshire finals at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground.
Now, their big day awaits and Mr Sutcliffe says the school could not be prouder of their team.
“This is the first time they have entered a competition together as a school team and have only been playing together since October,” he said.
“At each stage of the competition they have worked hard as a team and have produced some excellent results.
“As a school, we are extremely proud of their efforts and the attitude they have shown to get this far in the competition.”