U7s join the Ozzie Owls under the Kop.
For eighteen aspiring U7s from Burngreave Juniors football
squad, the day set out to be a good one and led onto
greater things. Kicking off at Petre Street football
festival the youngsters all knew that they were going
on to take part in their own team training session,
in front of the whole Sheffield Wednesday Kop!
As we arrived we waited to be invited through a side
entrance close to the SWFC shop. Visiting as part of
the club’s action for European Anti-racism Week
the lads were accompanied straight out onto the Hillsborough
turf by Wednesday manager Brian Hilton and our club
secretary Rob Jolley.
There was a short gap, enough to soak up the atmosphere
from the growing crowd, eventually 22,599! A set of
goalposts set up in front of the famous Kop meant a
dribble and shoot out session was soon underway. All
the young team had a chance to show off their talent
in front of their biggest audience yet.
For me this was a great advert for anti-racism in football,
for Burngreave and, of course, a great experience for
the United youths. Many thanks to the SWFC staff and
the Burngreave Sports network for making this day a