A mystery Bristol City fan has donated a prize training session with Bristol City fans’ favourite Scott Murray to a Bedminster school.
The fan, who has asked to remain anonymous, won the “Golden Ticket”, which entitled him and a group of friends, to a training session with the star who announced his retirement last week.
Pupils from Class 5 and 6 at Holy Cross Primary School were starstruck during the hour-long session with the City star.
Murray, one of the region’s best-known players thanks to his exploits at Bristol City, last week confirmed his decision to retire from football at the end of the season and made his final appearance
“It was great day at Holy Cross Primary and hopefully some of the kids will go on to play for Bristol City in the future,” he said.
“Coming out to a local school like this is always enjoyable and what football is all about so it was great of RSG and the winner to make it happen.”
Andy Newport, Headteacher at Holy Cross, added: “It has been fantastic having Scott Murray come to visit Holy Cross and deliver some excellent coaching. The pupils have been very excited waiting to meet him. We would all like to wish him well in his retirement and would like to thank him for all that delightful wing play during his Bristol City days.”
The competition, which plants monthly winning golden tickets into match day programmes, was launched by Clifton-based Resource Solutions Group (RSG) in January.
Mike Beesley, CEO of RSG, said: “This was a delightful surprise to us all, as it’s quite unlikely that anyone, especially a football fan, would be willing to donate such a sought after prize. I am glad we have been able to contribute to this school session, and I am sure the children will remember this for years to come.”