Scunthorpe players Eddie Nolan and Andrew Boyce last week visited Lucy at her home after she was the second winner of our Easter competitionAt the start of the half term at the end of February, we launched a brand new competition asking anyone – be it parent or teachers – to nominate a child who has made significant progress at either school or day-to-day life.
Lucy was specially selected after she nominated herself for a visit after personally writing to full back Eddie Nolan. Her letter to Eddie detailed how he is her favourite player and a visit to her house would make her day.
After Eddie was eager to oblige, he took along defender Andrew Boyce and an Easter Scunthorpe United goodie bag to surprise the young girl and her brother Tom, arriving at their house to spend an hour with them.
An extract of her letter to Eddie read: “You are my favourite player and I come to every home match and if I am lucky I go to away matches.”
“I think you are the best footballer ever and I would like to show you my trophies. I have your name on the back of my green away shirt.”
Father of Lucy and Tom, Chris, thanked the duo for taking the time out of their preparations prior to the Peterborough United game to visit.
“Many thanks to Scunthorpe United and in particular Eddie Nolan and Andrew Boyce. They’re great ambassadors for the club and made Lucy feel really special. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, mum Michelle said: “A big thank you to Eddie Nolan and Andrew Boyce for coming to see Lucy. Lucy and her brother really enjoyed their afternoon.”
The stay consisted of all four involved taking part in a mini penalty shootout competition, while a two-on-two football match would soon follow; predictably Lucy choosing Eddie to be on her team. Following a victory for the aforementioned team, Lucy then preceded to show the United players her trophies across all the sports she takes part in – with both professionals joking that there were more there than they had won.
Autographs and pictures followed, while Lucy had also prepared a light snack for both Eddie and Andrew who both spent time engaging with Lucy and testing her on her knowledge of Scunthorpe United – perfectly reciting the squad numbers of the players in the team.
Both of the Iron players also met with Lucy ahead of Good Friday’s fixture against Peterborough United, handing over a pair of their boots for the family to keep as a memento of the day.
The club would like to thank all entries for this competition and while it was impossible to visit every single one of those entries over the course of the Easter holidays, the players at Scunthorpe United urge you to keep up the good work and enter any future competitions that are put on.