The Under 8 Somerset Football Students attended the A League Football Match between Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Our Somerset Spartans Football Club was invited by the Brisbane Roar to see professional football up close. In addition to watch the match, all students participate in the Half Time Heroes activity.

Somerset was also asked to nominate 11 students to walk out on the field with the professionals as player mascot. It was though for our coaching staff to nominate the player mascot students. To make this fair we did a lottery on Wednesday afternoon after football club training. All names were placed in a box and 11 names got picked out.

On Saturday April 13, the player mascots met the players and walked hand in hand with the players. At the end of the first half, we made our way to the field entrance. For 10 minutes the students had the experience to be the hero, playing on the football field in the middle of the stadium. During this time the students felt how it was being watched by six thousand people.

The A League match ended in nil to 2 for the Jets. The students had a great day out to see professional football. After the match the students had the opportunity taking photos and receiving signatures from the Brisbane Roar players.

Thank you to Coach Ryan and Coach Oliver to give up your free time and made this day unforgettable for our students.

Thank you to all the Parents for joining us and we hope you enjoyed the day!

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