My Special Day: England give Lewis day to remember

Wednesday 04 Dec 2013
Memory of a lifetime on for Lewis on his special day

It was 48 hours young Lewis Marshall will never forget.

The young football enthusiast not only got to meet his England heroes and watch them train, but was also given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk alongside his favourite player Wayne Rooney onto the Wembley pitch before the Three Lions’ international fixture against Germany.

As part of Sky Sports’ My Special Day series Lewis – who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – was taken by surprise when the news of what awaited was broken to him.

It came via a live broadcast on Sky Sports News as the young fan watched on with his family at their local pub in Lytham St Annes.

Watch Lewis' Special Day

For the first part of his adventure Lewis travelled to Arsenal's London Colney training ground to watch the England team training, where he posed for photographs with his heroes before being presented with a signed shirt by his hero Wayne Rooney.

The surprises did not finish there, however, as Wayne had one more treat left in store.

As training finished the Manchester United striker asked Lewis if he would like to join him as he walked out on to the pitch at Wembley and be an England mascot for the encounter against Germany - and 24 hours later he was side by side his Wayne and walking out in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium.

A special day indeed.

By FA Staff