Aspiring footballers get kick-start from Sheffield Wednesday heroes

Striker Leroy Lita enjoys a kick about at the Soccer Camp
Striker Leroy Lita enjoys a kick about at the Soccer Camp
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YOUNG Owls fans scored big when their first team idols dropped in to see them at Sheffield Wednesday’s Easter Soccer Camp.

More than 200 children’s dreams came true when the squad showed up at the popular football sessions, which take place at the SWFC training ground.

To the youngsters’ delight, the Owls stars stayed for the afternoon to enjoy a kick-around with them, answer their questions, sign autographs and pose for photographs.

Harry Gill, who has been attending the camps for the past two years, was over the moon to meet his hero, Leroy Lita.

“He answered all of my questions about what it’s like to be a footballer and even helped me with my striking skills,” said the excited nine-year-old.

Afterwards, Lita said: “I remember how much I looked up to footballers when I was young, so I know it means a lot to these kids to meet the players they support from the stands.”

The soccer camps, which are hosted by trained coaches from the club’s Community Programme, offer young Owls, aged five to 14, the chance to learn valuable football skills in a fun and safe environment.