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Brave Jake will be one of mascots leading Bradford City out at Wembley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jake Turton Jake Turton

It was confirmed today that bave brain tumour survivor Jake Turton, nine, will lead his Bantam heroes out at Wembley for the final on Sunday, February 24.

He will be one of two official club mascots after the club won special dispensation from the Football League.

Jake, of Northowram, got thousands of well-wishers behind him on Facebook wanting him to do the honours after Bradford skipper Gary Jones gave him his shirt at the end of the club’s semi-final triumph at Aston Villa last month.

The other mascot will another courageous Bradford boy, 12-year-old Ryan Siddall.

Ryan, of Buttershaw, was born with a renal condition and is only alive because his father donated a kidney for transplant back in 2006.

Bradford City had to get special permission from the Football League to break with tradition and have two mascots at the final. After some deliberation, the Football League granted the request.

Jake has already led the team out once – when Bradford played Villa at Valley Parade in the semi-final first leg but it will be the first time for Ryan, who won a gold in the British Transplant Games last year in table tennis and got a bronze in the ball-throw competition.

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2:53pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Carlos the Tackle says...

Excellent news. I hope both boys have a fabulous time.
Excellent news. I hope both boys have a fabulous time. Carlos the Tackle
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2:53pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Andy2010 says...

Excellent news. Made up for the lad....
Excellent news. Made up for the lad.... Andy2010
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3:00pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Excellent news!!! ;-)
Excellent news!!! ;-) Outraged English Subject
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3:05pm Wed 13 Feb 13

BD16 says...

I hope they both have a great day.

Well done also to the the Football League for showing some sense as well.
I hope they both have a great day. Well done also to the the Football League for showing some sense as well. BD16
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3:32pm Wed 13 Feb 13

alfierowe says...

reading the post has made my day,all we need now is for city to win!! :@)
reading the post has made my day,all we need now is for city to win!! :@) alfierowe
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4:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13

irish bantam says...

Fantastic gesture from bcfc. There will be a tear in a few eyes when these boys lead the team out. Hope they have a superb time and a day they will never forget.
Fantastic gesture from bcfc. There will be a tear in a few eyes when these boys lead the team out. Hope they have a superb time and a day they will never forget. irish bantam
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