Eight-year-old McKenzie gets his match report published in the matchday programme..

Thanks to the work of the Leeds United Foundation and their work with national project ‘Premier League Primary Stars’, school pupils from a Castleford Primary School created match reports after attending the club’s home clash with Reading.

Year three West End Academy Primary school pupil, eight-year-old McKenzie Barrass impressed the Foundation with his match report and won the opportunity for his write up to be published in the Aston Villa matchday programme last Friday.


Read McKenzie’s match report below!


“Before the game, nearly thirty-four thousand fans were shouting.  In the first-half, McCleary accelerated down the wing and made a pass.  In the blink of an eye, Bodvarsson took a shot and the world-class keeper, Lonergan, made a save.  He stretched out wide and the ball went for a corner. 


Reading had a couple of other chances and Lonergan palmed the ball away.  In the second half, Hernandez ran from the half way line and made a talented pass into the box to Grot but unfortunately a Reading defender slide tackled the ball out for a corner.


Then, Van der Berg passed the ball to Barrow.  Immediately, Barrow sprinted to the ball and put it right into the corner.  Then, Saiz passed the ball and he ran for the return ball into the box.  He got tripped and the ref awarded a penalty to Leeds.


“In the final minute of the game, Hernandez took a shot with the inside of his foot and the keeper saved the ball.  The goalie tucked the ball into his chest so nobody could kick the ball.  The Reading fans cheered at the top of their voices."


Well done, McKenzie!