Brave teenager to be Norwich City’s Wembley mascot

Wembley Stadium. Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Wembley Stadium. Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A talented teenager who has had to come to terms with losing his father this year has been given a lift after it was revealed he will be Norwich City's mascot at Wembley.

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David McNally, the club's chief executive, this afternoon announced on Twitter that 16-year-old Kieran Smith would be City's Wembley mascot.

He tweeted: 'Thrilled to announce on canaries.co.uk that Kieran Smith has agreed to be our mascot on Monday. He deserves his big day at Wembley'.

As reported on the club's official website, Kieran, a player at the Foundation's Elite Player Development Centre, used to attend City matches with his father who he said would be 'so proud' to see him as mascot at Wembley.

Speaking to the club's website, Ian Thornton, director of the Community Sports Foundation, said: 'We've seen how brave this young man has been and how he has supported his family; we just want to give him a special experience to show that we are proud of him too.'

Kieran will walk out on Monday with the Norwich City team for what has been described by his mum as a dream come true.