Courage the name of the game at Huddersfield Town
Sep 20 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THREE extra special boys have been honoured by Huddersfield Town.
Cobie Booth, Harry Crowther and Callum Parkinson all jointly won the Courage Award at the 2010 Huddersfield Examiner Community Awards.
Town’s commercial director Sean Jarvis was so moved by their stories he invited them to Saturday’s game against Yeovil Town as the club’s special guests.
They had a meal and received photographs signed by the players along with a poster before the game.
At half-time they drew the winning Golden Gamble numbers on the pitch in front of the 13,479-strong crowd with players Nathan and Tom Clarke.
Club Ambassador Andy Booth also spent time with the trio ahead of kick-off.
The boys also met sponsors’ Man of the Match, Town centreback and two-goal hero Jamie McCombe after the final whistle.
Harry presented him with a bottle of champagne.
Eleven-year-old Harry has a condition called atypical progeria syndrome, which is an extremely rare genetic disorder. It means that his body is ageing five times faster than his friends. He has already been diagnosed with arthritis and takes painkillers four times a day to relieve him from aches and pains.
But Harry doesn’t let his condition hold him back – he loves to skateboard, swim, bike ride and climb trees. He has also helped to raise the profile of his condition, encouraging 3,000 people to join a Facebook group on the topic.
His mum, Sharron, said: “Harry had a brilliant time and was thrilled to be at the match. He actually predicted a 4-0 win for Town, so the 4-2 victory was not far off.’’