Melton junior footballers get up close with Premier League trophy

Melton Foxes Under 10s EMN-170215-104329002
Melton Foxes Under 10s EMN-170215-104329002

Lucky young footballers and their coaches got up close and personal with the biggest prize in English football last Thursday when the Premier League trophy came to town.

Representatives from reigning champions Leicester City came to Melton Sports Village with their glittering prize to meet teams from junior clubs Mowbray Rangers and Melton Foxes.

Melton Foxes Under 8s EMN-170215-104342002

Melton Foxes Under 8s EMN-170215-104342002

Both clubs were given an hour slot with the players able to have their photos taken with the trophy.

Mowbray had all 13 teams pictured by their parents, while some mums and dads also muscled in on the action.

Simon Bailey and Adrian Hubbard, who manage the Under 12s Tigers, were also entrusted to hold the trophy between them.

Mowbray Rangers U12s Tigers managers Simon Bailey and Adrian Hubbard EMN-170215-104359002

Mowbray Rangers U12s Tigers managers Simon Bailey and Adrian Hubbard EMN-170215-104359002

Mowbray Rangers U12s Lions EMN-170215-104252002

Mowbray Rangers U12s Lions EMN-170215-104252002

Mowbray Rangers Under10s EMN-170215-104304002

Mowbray Rangers Under10s EMN-170215-104304002

Mowbray Rangers U8s Lions EMN-170215-104411002

Mowbray Rangers U8s Lions EMN-170215-104411002

Mowbray Rangers U8s Tigers EMN-170215-104423002

Mowbray Rangers U8s Tigers EMN-170215-104423002

Mowbray Rangers Under 9s EMN-170215-104315002

Mowbray Rangers Under 9s EMN-170215-104315002

Melton Foxes juniors with the Premier League trophy EMN-170215-101055002

Melton Foxes juniors with the Premier League trophy EMN-170215-101055002