IT'S been a great week for one young Huddersfield lad.
Just days after his beloved Huddersfield Town moved one step closer to promotion to Division 2, football-mad James Prieditis today became a ballboy at the FA Cup Final in Cardiff.
James, 13, from Lindley, was among 16 youngsters chosen to act as ballboys and girls in the Millennium Stadium showdown between Manchester United and Millwall.
The game was expected to be a 74,500 sell-out.
James, a pupil at Salendine Nook High School, captains the Westend under-13s.
The team plays in the Bupa Junior Sunday League and has won a number of honours.
James was nominated for today's accolade by the Huddersfield and District FA, along with 15 more young soccer fans from around the county.
The West Riding County FA is supplying all the youngsters for touchline duties in the crunch final.
James was taken to the match by coach, accompanied by dad Andrew and uncle Kevin.
He said: "I'm so excited.
"It's been great, with Town winning through to the play-offs and now the Cup Final at Cardiff."
And he hopes to be making another journey to the Millennium Stadium in just eight days - when Town meet Mansfield Town in the Division 3 play-off final on Bank Holiday Monday.
* It takes 20 minutes to open or close the retractable roof
* There are 12 escalators, seven lifts and 17 first aid rooms
* The stadium's name in Welsh is Stadiwm Y Mileniwm
* Fire precautions include 1,650 smoke detectors and 2,500 sprinklers
* 400,000 tonnes of concrete were used during construction
* There are 1,131 doors inside the stadium