The nine-year-old and the prize money can't buy
HE has scooped a money can’t buy prize that will make any young footie mad youngster green with envy.
Benjamin Thomas from Margam Village has been selected to be one of the player escorts for the Wales versus Serbia World Cup qualifier at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.
His mum Natalie Thomas said Benjamin, aged nine, was over the moon when they discovered he had been chosen.
“He saw the competition on a website and he entered it back in May/June,” she said.
“We then had a letter at the end of August to say he had won the competition and will be one of the 22 youngsters.
“He is really excited and is not nervous at all.
“It is representing his county and he is really hoping Gareth Bale will be there.
“He will get a full kit and will get a tour of the stadium.
“They will also have rehearsals on the pitch.
“They will be all given a player to walk on with. They don’t know who it will be.”
Mrs Thomas said she will be going to the match with Benjamin, along with her husband Nigel.
“My husband has got tickets as well as he is going up with some of Benjamin’s friends,” she said.
“But Ben and I have got tickets behind the dug out.”
“The game is going to be on Sky Sports.
“We are going to record the game on TV just in case they show Benjamin!”
She said Benjamin, who attends, Coed Hirwaun School, plays for Margam Village Mini’s and also with the Cardiff Development Squad.
“He loves football,” she said.
“He scored over 100 goals last season, winning the golden boot for the last three seasons in his club.”