Win chance to walk out with Chelsea and Manchester United players at The FA Community Shield

FANCY walking out at Wembley Stadium alongside the likes of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard? Well the Welwyn & Hatfield Times has teamed up with McDonald s, the presenting partner of The FA Community Shield, to

FANCY walking out at Wembley Stadium alongside the likes of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard?

Well the Welwyn & Hatfield Times has teamed up with McDonald's, the presenting partner of The FA Community Shield, to find one lucky young footballer, aged between seven and 10, to lead out the players at this year's FA Community Shield.

The season's curtain-raiser between Premier League champions Manchester United and FA Cup winners Chelsea takes place on August 9 at Wembley Stadium in London.

The winning youngster will not only get to walk out onto the pitch with one of the star players, but will also meet McDonald's director of football and 1966 World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst.


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Player escorts will not be able to choose which team or player they lead out, but the prize will include a team strip, excluding shoes, together with a rucksack containing a water bottle, T-shirt and shorts.

The winner will also receive two non-transferable match tickets for The FA Community Shield for use by the parent or legal guardian that submitted the entry, plus accommodation at the Wembley Plaza Hotel the night before the game itself.

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See below for full terms and conditions.

To enter this superb competition, simply answer the following question:

Who won the Premier League title last season?

a) Arsenal

b) Newcastle United

c) Manchester United

Send your entry, including name, address and phone number, to McDonald's competition, Welwyn & Hatfield Times, 31a Howardsgate, WGC, AL8 6AP or email your answer to whtimes@archant.co.uk

But hurry, the closing date is noon on Monday, July 20. Normal Archant rules apply.

* The Community Shield is part of the McDonald's Football in the Community Programme, which aims to create 20,000 new volunteer community coaches across the UK by 2010 to increase access to free qualified coaching for youngsters everywhere.

As proud backers of football, McDonald's is supporting over 4,500 grassroots clubs as part of the company's ongoing commitment to the game.

McDonald's restaurants across the country are currently hosting football open days, which bring fantastic opportunities for more children to play and enjoy the national game, creating a legacy that will last for years to come.

Terms and Conditions:

Prize includes:

* A place for the child as a player escort at The FA Community Shield to take place on August 9, 2009.

* A team strip (excluding shoes) together with a rucksack including a water bottle, T-shirt and shorts for the winning child.

* Two non-transferable match tickets for the Community Shield match for use by the parent/legal guardian that submitted the entry and the winning child.

* The opportunity to meet Sir Geoff Hurst.

* Accommodation at the Wembley Plaza Hotel in London for the night of August 8, 2009 for the parent/legal guardian that submitted the entry and the winning child.

* Travel to Wembley Stadium from the hotel for the parent/legal guardian that submitted the entry and the winning child.

* No recording equipment will be permitted.

Terms and Conditions

* Child must be aged 7 - 10 years on August 9, 2009.

* All children should be able to come out onto the pitch in front of thousands of fans and able to cope with the potential pressures involved within a stadia environment.

* Any special care/needs will have to be communicated in advance, so The Football Association can make the necessary arrangements.

* Players Escorts will not be able to specify which team or player they lead out.

* All guardians must bring with them a completed Player Escort Minor Release Form on behalf of their child.

* If Sir Geoff Hurst is unable to attend the Q&A session, McDonald's will provide an alternative ex-professional for the Q&A activity.

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