Youngsters show Euro 2012 support for England

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NOW Euro 2012 has kicks off in Poland and the Ukraine, we’ll all be shouting ‘Come on, England!’ from the rooftops again over the coming weeks.

It’s the call the call as Roy Hodgson’s team aim to win the European Championships for the first time.

And boys who play for the Rolls-Royce Leisure youth football club in Hucknall were able to offer their support a little earlier than the rest of us.

For they enjoyed a special trip to Wembley to see England beat Belgium 1-0 in their last friendly before the tournament.

Almost 100 kids, parents and coaches, all sporting flags, banners and new England shirts, left Rolls in a couple of executive buses.

The trip was organised by coach John Cheetham, who runs the soccer school for youngsters at Rolls.

“Because I am registered with the FA as a level-one coach, I was able to get as many tickets as I needed,” explained John.

“Everybody was really excited, and it was a fantastic day, especially with Wembley being a sell-out and it being Jubilee weekend too. We even waved our own Rolls-Royce St George flag!

“This proved what a great junior football club we have. It was the perfect way to finish off a great season for all our teams.”

OUR PHOTO shows some of the lads and coaches before the off — DISPIC NHUD12-1416-1.