Posh host assembly in front of 500 children at William Law Primary School.

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson took a trip to William Law CE Primary School alongside captain Jack Payne and experienced midfielder Grant McCann as part of the new school partnership.

The primary school is the first to benefit from the scheme, which sees every child receive free tickets for home fixtures to experience what a match day is like at London Road once the new stand has been completed.

Ferguson explained to the five to 11 year-olds what this fantastic opportunity means: ‘It is massively important to get young children to the games and it is a big day for the club to achieve this.’

The young children were treated to a short video produced by Marketing Executive Neil Gilby highlighting the thrilling action from the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory and what to expect in the league games, with the youngsters cheering every goal.

They also got the opportunity to ask the manager and players a question of their choice at the end of the presentation and were treated to an appearance from mascot Peter Burrow.

On the back of this highly successful and exciting visit to the Primary School, Gilby is feeling extremely positive for what is to come in the future: ‘Seeing the reaction of the kids was fantastic and has filled me with even more enthusiasm about the progression of this initiative.’

A further 30 schools are currently signed up and waiting in the wings.