Plenty of Christmas cheer for Young Seasiders at annual party

There was plenty of Christmas cheer at the annual Blackpool Football Club children's party.

Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:50 pm
Max Kelly with Kelvin Mellor

The 2017 Young Seasiders’ Christmas gathering and signing session took place at Bloomfield Road on Monday.

The first-team squad signed autographs for the first hour, as well as posing for pictures with junior supporters.

Santa Claus also paid a visit alongside Bloomfield Bear to hand out a free gift to every child.

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Gary Bowyer with Daniel and Chloe Flintoff

The event, which was free for all members, was rounded off by a kids’ entertainer who took over with a host of party games.

The winners of the raffle received a full mascot package and the opportunity to meet and interview their favourite player, with a write-up in the match programme.

Seasiders captain Jimmy Ryan said: “Activities like this are really important at this time of year.

“It was an enjoyable afternoon for the kids and a great opportunity for the players to meet our junior supporters. On behalf of the squad, I’d like to wish them all a merry Christmas.”

Nathan Delfouneso with Jamie and Joshua Field
Warren and Stacey Hammil with Kyle Vassell
Gary Bowyer with Daniel and Chloe Flintoff
Nathan Delfouneso with Jamie and Joshua Field
Warren and Stacey Hammil with Kyle Vassell