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A special treat for Benjamin Fox

5 August 2016

Benjamin Fox to walk out match ball as part of ‘efl stories’ launch

Benjamin Fox, assisted by Dad Paul, will play a key role in the start of the new football season at Gigg Lane on Saturday when the Shakers take on Charlton Athletic.  To mark the start of the new football season, the EFL has launched its #EFLStories campaign to tell the stories of all the people who help make the EFL what it is - a football experience for everyone. 


Launching today with an #EFLstories video, over the course of the 2016/17 season the EFL will share individual accounts from a plethora fans, players, managers, club staff and a club mascot or two, with each person sharing the reasons why they love football via their favourite memories, tales and feelings about the wider game.


Across the opening two weekends of the season, the first 72 people featured on the #EFLStories website will have the privilege of delivering their club’s new Mitre match ball to the pitch at the first home league game of the season. With #EFLStories ball presentations taking place across all three divisions of the Sky Bet EFL, each person nominated for this honour has been put forward by their favourite EFL club.


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