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Barton United Vipers U12s enjoy behind-the-scenes and flag bearing experience

21 March 2018

There was double delight for local junior grassroots side Barton United Vipers U12s as they experienced both a behind-the-scenes tour, along with forming a guard of honour ahead of the Iron's latest home encounter against Shrewsbury Town.

As part of a 40-strong group booking for the game the youngsters, who play in the local Jack Kalson League, were taken to gain access to the otherwise restricted areas of the stadium including the press room, referee's room, boot room and home dressing room.

In the dressing room, the players posed for pictures and signed autographs as all 14 players and a couple of adults from the side got to enjoy the experience ahead of kick-off.

The youngsters, who play their home games at Baysgarth Sports Village in Barton Upon Humber on Saturday mornings, then braved the extreme and ever-changing weather conditions to form the customary guard of honour as both the Iron and the Shrews took to the field ahead of the Sky Bet League One encounter.

Manager of the side Shaun Drury said: "What a great day we had on Saturday, thank you for organising the stadium tour and flag bearing. Everybody who attended enjoyed it from start to finish and the weather didn’t spoil the day.

"Saturday saw 14 players turn up and one player's grandad who has been to most home games for over 43 years joined the players to for fill a lifelong dream to see behind-the-scenes as he’s only ever seen things from the terraces.
"Once again from everybody who turned up on the day a big thank you to all associated at Scunthorpe United from all associated with our club."
We are now sold out of the remaining opportunities in the 2017-18 campaign. If you'd like to get your local grassroots side involved next season, please email

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