At Hitchin Town FC, we are really proud to announce that one of our Youth Section, U11 Panthers’ James Firth, is going to have the very great honour of carrying the ball on to the pitch tonight before the Euro 2020 match between England and Scotland.

He was nominated for this huge task by Marshall VW in Letchworth, who kindly sponsor the Panthers. We thank his mum Kate who contacted us to let us know. She said: “He is excited but terrified he is going to drop the ball on National TV, which is understandable when you are 11.”

James is coached by Pete Johnson and Graham Smith, who coach for one of our many youth teams. Without these volunteers our Youth section would not be so well supported.

James should be interviewed before the match and we really hope he is going to be in his Hitchin Town FC kit.

If you are all watching on TV please do give James an extra loud cheer. Well done James we are immensely proud and excited for you. Enjoy your very special day!