Shortywood stalwart Webb dines at the top table
SHORTWOOD FC stalwart Mark Webb rubbed shoulders with Prince William and the England football team this week.
Groundsman and club secretary Mark swapped the turf of Meadowbank for Buckingham Palace, as The Duke of Cambridge, president of The FA, presented medals to 150 grassroots volunteers in recognition of their dedication to the sport.
Prince William also hosted a football match at Buckingham Palace as part of The Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.
The Duke of Cambridge helped arrange the game between two of England's oldest amateur clubs in the gardens of the famous landmark - marking its first ever official football game against. Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC.
After recently scooping a national groundsman gong, Liverpool fan Webb, who lives in Nailsworth, enjoyed a gala dinner at the Palace with partner Sarah, and was a guest of the FA at England’s victorious World Cup qualifier against England and Poland at Wembley on Tuesday.
Mark said: "It is brilliant and I am very honoured - but this is also an honour for Shortwood.
" To dine at the Palace, watch a game at the Palace, shake the future King of England’s hand and then watch England win at Wembley - was a dream come true."
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