Young Sheffield cancer survivor sign Sheffield United contract

Max Davies signs his Sheffield United contract in Nigel Clough's office as his family watch on
Max Davies signs his Sheffield United contract in Nigel Clough's office as his family watch on
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A young cancer survivor has been given a special contract by his beloved Sheffield United in recognition of his bravery.

Max Davies, aged eight, from Beighton, was given a one night contract with the Blades ahead of the club’s 4-1 win over Colchester United at Bramall Lane.

Max Davies holds his Sheffield United shirt on the Bramall Lane pitch

Max Davies holds his Sheffield United shirt on the Bramall Lane pitch

After putting pen to paper in manager Nigel Clough’s office, the youngsters was given a shirt with his name and number 90 on and an official scholar’s top.

He also received a special copy of his contract, signed by himself and the Blades manager, before taking his place with his fellow scholars, while his father Craig, 42, mother Sarah, 38, and sister Lily, 12, watched from the directors’ box.

Max, a pupil at Brook House Junior School, Beighton, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in February 2013 and underwent three months of aggressive chemotherapy.

He has been cancer free for 18 months and his family has raised more than £13,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Jim Phipps, co-chairman of Sheffield United, said: “Young Max exemplifies our core values as a club. He’s shown strength through adversity, never quits and consistently treats others with kindness and thoughtfulness.”

Mum Sarah said: “Sheffield United have made another one of Max’s dreams come true and as a family we cannot thank them enough.”