Leeds United take the annual Junior Members Christmas Party online

Leeds United take the annual Junior Members Christmas Party online

Virtual festive parties delivered to hundreds of young supporters.

Earlier this week two special events were held online for Leeds United Junior Members to help celebrate the festive season and replace what would usually be their Christmas Party at Elland Road.

Due to the guidelines and restrictions in place because of COVID-19, the annual event was unable to take place in person as it has in the past and so instead this year all Junior Members were invited, by email, to register for one of two events to be held through the power of technology.

Using the Zoom Webinar tool, hundreds of youngsters joined the two events across Tuesday and Wednesday, ahead of Christmas Day, taking part in the Ultimate Christmas Quiz hosted by TV presenter, Ben Shires.

Ben was on hand to welcome all of the children, up to the age of 16, onto the virtual sessions, encouraging them to take part in a fancy dress competition on social media with winners to be chosen and hosting the Christmas quiz whilst engaging with the youngsters through the chat function on Zoom.

There were also two special guests for each event, with first-teamers Illan Meslier and Jamie Shackleton taking part on Tuesday and Gjanni Alioski and Pascal Struijk on hand after training on Wednesday. Both sets of players took part in the quiz, including rounds on Leeds United and Christmas, whilst also taking the time to answer questions coming in from the young supporters.

We hope everyone involved enjoyed the festive online events and from everyone at Leeds United a very Merry Christmas to all of our junior supporters.