Fleetwood Town are set to welcome a special guest to Highbury through a virtual mascot experience in their home clash against Accrington Stanley on Saturday 27 February as part of the Level Playing Field campaign.
The disability charity aims to showcase the good work being done by clubs and organisations to improve accessibility and inclusion across all sports and will be absent from the terraces this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which means they will be taking their campaign virtual for the first time ever!
Local primary school student Tyler Kenyon will be the first ever fan to take part in the virtual match day experience with Level Playing Field, who are celebrating their 17th ‘Weeks of Action’ campaign.
Tyler is a massive member of the Cod Army, who regularly cheers on the lads but has missed coming to Highbury, due to the global pandemic, so the club reached out an offered a one-time virtual mascot package with one of his favourite players.
The 11-year-old has been in lockdown with his family and has many links to the football club. He loves to take part in the Community Trust’s Pan-Ability football sessions at Poolfoot Farm and Cardinal Allen, and his sister, Abbie, is also a student on the BTEC Course in the Community Sports College.
We can’t wait to see Tyler walk out with the team just before kick-off on Saturday afternoon and hope he enjoys his experience with the club!