Sheffield pupils are up for the cup as special visitor pops in

Goalie Alex Flather-Brown, from Mundella School's football team in Sheffield, poses with former goalkeeper Dave Beasant and the FA Cup, which made a stop at the school as part of the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour.
Goalie Alex Flather-Brown, from Mundella School's football team in Sheffield, poses with former goalkeeper Dave Beasant and the FA Cup, which made a stop at the school as part of the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour.
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FOOTBALL-MAD youngsters got a taste of cup glory as a special visitor arrived at a Sheffield school.

Pupils at Mundella Primary School, Norton, were all smiles as former England goalkeeper Dave Beasant popped in – with the FA Cup.

Children from Mundella School's football team in Sheffield with former goalkeeper Dave Beasant during a football training session when the FA Cup made a stop at the school as part of the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour.

Children from Mundella School's football team in Sheffield with former goalkeeper Dave Beasant during a football training session when the FA Cup made a stop at the school as part of the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour.

The youngsters were then treated to a coaching session indoors.

Children in Years 3 and 4, aged seven to nine, won the chance to have one of English football’s most sought-after pieces of silverware at their school for the day after taking part in a competition organised by appliance firm Beko, one of the FA Cup sponsors.

Mundella was one of 10 schools chosen from hundreds who entered through children’s newspaper First News.

To be considered for the prize, entrants submitted a photograph of a class, club or school team posing with a cardboard cut-out of The FA Cup.

Former goalkeeper Dave Beasant poses outside Mundella Primary school in Sheffield during the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 8, 2013. The school was one of ten schools chosen from hundreds that entered a competition run by home appliance brand, Beko, in children's newspaper First News. Entrants submitted a photograph of a class, club or school team posing with a cardboard cut-out of The FA Cup. Photo credit should read: Bob Collier/PA

Former goalkeeper Dave Beasant poses outside Mundella Primary school in Sheffield during the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 8, 2013. The school was one of ten schools chosen from hundreds that entered a competition run by home appliance brand, Beko, in children's newspaper First News. Entrants submitted a photograph of a class, club or school team posing with a cardboard cut-out of The FA Cup. Photo credit should read: Bob Collier/PA

Helen Bush, Mundella headteacher, said: “We were delighted to be chosen as a winner of this exciting competition.

“The children put a lot of effort into creating their entry and were all thrilled about the FA Cup coming to our school.

“It was a very exciting day for us all.”

Dave was chosen as a fitting star to embark on the cup tour, as he is best remembered for his part in Wimbledon’s 1988 FA Cup victory, when he became the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in an FA Cup final.

Children from Mundella Primary School's football team in Sheffield, pose with former goalkeeper Dave Beasant and the FA Cup, which made a stop at the school as part of the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour.

Children from Mundella Primary School's football team in Sheffield, pose with former goalkeeper Dave Beasant and the FA Cup, which made a stop at the school as part of the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour.

After the training session the children were given the chance to follow in the footsteps of sporting heroes by touching the cup themselves.

Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA’s director of football development, said: “We’re thrilled to be taking the FA Cup to schools and communities all over the country, giving hundreds of children and families a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see cup close up.”