Ben’s delight at meeting his heroes

Ben Fegan and his dad Peter with Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley.
Ben Fegan and his dad Peter with Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley.

A pupil got the chance to meet his footballing heroes after he won a charity competition.

Ben Fegan won the online competition run by Show Racism the Red Card to meet Newcastle United players at their Benton training ground.

The 11-year-old Wellfield Middle School pupil took along his father Peter, who realised a life-long dream when he unexpectedly met his idol Peter Beardsley.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “The support we receive from Newcastle United is phenomenal. As well as using their stadium to put on club events and being provided with match tickets to distribute amongst young people in our workshops, they also allow us rare opportunities to attend the training ground and meet some of the players.”