Three rugby league loving friends from Irlam had the chance to meet their heroes and walk onto the hallowed turf at the AJ Bell Stadium as they were chosen to be mascots for a Salford Red Devils rugby match.
Billy Ward age 7 and Anni Eckersley age 8 are both pupils at Irlam Primary School and friend Summer Eckersley age 9 is a pupil at Irlam Endowed School. Both Anni and Summer think Devils captain Adrian Morley is the tops whilst Billy’s favourite player is Rangi Chase.
The players met Devils forward Shannon McPherson before the game and were escorted onto the pitch just prior to kick off by Reds Adrian Morley, Rangi Chase and Junior Sa’u. Billy said, “It was an awesome day!!”