Santa proves perfect match with Magpies

Father Christmas took time out of his very busy schedule to say hello to all the youngsters at Chorley Football Club.

Santa stopped by at the weekend to hand out gifts to children and pose for Christmas pictures.

Chorley FC Children's Christmas Party Pictured with Santa supporting Chorley FC is coach Jamie Vermiglio with his wife Carla and their children Sam and Emily.

Chorley FC Children's Christmas Party Pictured with Santa supporting Chorley FC is coach Jamie Vermiglio with his wife Carla and their children Sam and Emily.

The visit was part of many fun things that went on at the official Christmas party held by the club.

Snacks, a raffle and games were all things youngsters and parents could take part in.

A spokesman from the club said: “It was a fantastic event and we had a really good turn out.

“We are very pleased that Santa could take time out of his busy schedule to come and visit all the youngsters.

“It went down really well and every child had a smile on their faces, it was a really good day.”