England poster boys pick their winner at St. Mary's

Thursday 22 Jan 2015
James Ward-Prowse and Matt Targett present England tickets to Khrishma
England youngsters Matty Targett and James Ward-Prowse turned art critics on Thursday before handing out tickets to see the Three Lions in action.

The Southampton pair were at St. Mary’s Primary School in the Hampshire city to take part in the launch of the new Together For England roadshow.

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Ward-Prowse and Targett were at the school to launch Together For England

It was the first in a series of monthly events which will take place across the country and pupils at the school, which lies in the shadow of Southampton’s St. Mary’s home, were keen to impress.

They had each designed a special England-themed poster, which were all closely inspected by Ward-Prowse and Targett.

And it was a 3D-inspired effort from Khrishma Digpal which caught their eye most, with the 10-year-old receiving the prize of four tickets for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley on Friday 27 March.

"There were some really good efforts there, so it was tough to find a winner," admitted Ward-Prowse.

"This one stood out most though and we both agreed on it.

"But hopefully today’s visit has inspired a few new England fans."

Pupils at the school were also treated to a skills session with coaches from the Saints Foundation, before Ward-Prowse and Targett answered their questions and handed out England goody-bags.

Tickets for England's game with Lithuania at Wembley on Friday 27 March are on sale now. For more details, click here.


By Nicholas Veevers