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Aidan’s big day

Posted: Tue 15 Apr 2014

Blues academy youngster Aidan Finnegan had a day he will never forget, when he was invited to spend a day with the first team last week.

The 11-year-old midfielder, who has been with the club for almost two years, won the treat at last year's Academy End of Season Awards Dinner.

Aidan began the day by joining the first team and management for breakfast at Wast Hills, before undertaking a light training session out on the pitches, and then enjoying a game of head tennis with captain Paul Robinson.

In the afternoon he was taken over to St. Andrew’s for the U21 fixture against Coventry City, where he got to experience the full preparation for the game, including the team talk and warm-up on the pitch, before watching the match alongside the management staff in the dug-out.

As a further treat, 13 pupils from Aidan’s school (Our Lady of the Wayside in Shirley), plus his mum and sister were also invited along to the game.

Coach Karl Hooper said: “Aidan thoroughly enjoyed his day.   

“I would like to thank the first team players and Lee Clark and his staff for making him feel so welcome. Kiko (Federico Macheda) and Paul Robinson in particular were brilliant with him.”
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