Local youth sides Thatcham Town and AFC Caversham enjoyed a new star signing this past weekend - as Royals striker Noel Hunt joined their ranks!
The two teams are both partnership clubs of the Royals Academy, and were on the hallowed Madejski Stadium turf to take part in a half time penalty shootout.
Before they knew it Noel has joined in the fun - and took some time out of his warm up to chip in a few passes and of course pose for pictures!
Gary Welch, coach of Caversham Under 10s, said: "Everyone had a great time on Saturday. They were chuffed to bits to have their photo taken with Noel too so thanks to the Group Ticketing team, Noel and everyone at the club for making it a day to remember for the boys."
This weekend, for the visit of Stoke, Burghfield FC will have the privilege of forming the pre-match guard of honour and taking half time penalties for our opening Premier League fixture.