Freddy enjoys special mascot experience

Freddy enjoys special mascot experience

Foundation participant celebrates England call-up.

Leeds United were excited to welcome youngster Freddy as one of our mascots for the game against Sheffield Wednesday, last Saturday.

Freddy, who is aged 12, has been training with the club’s official charity and their Pan Disability team for almost two years and he has recently been called up to join England’s Amputee Football Association junior team.

Freddy had his left leg removed at just 14-weeks-old but that has not stopped him from playing the game he loves. His determination and resilience can be an inspiration to us all.

To help him celebrate his incredible achievements to date, the club invited Freddy to enjoy a special matchday mascot experience at Elland Road, along with his mum, dad and older brother.

Freddy's mum Amanda spoke about the support received from the Foundation and his special experience, she said: "He started playing with the Foundation about 18 months ago and it's been really good for him, we've just seen his confidence go through the roof.

"He's just really enjoying his football and I can see he's got a real passion for the game, so to come here today and just stand on the pitch has been really special for him.

"The Foundation do so much for the young disabled players and young people, but there must be more out there in the Leeds and Yorkshire area that want to come along, and they definitely should because it's such a welcoming place and it's so good for the kids."

If you are interested in learning more about our Pan Disability teams or would like more information on the various disability programmes being delivered by the Leeds United Foundation, please contact