Twincesses have a ball at the Reebok

Jamie Vermiglio with the Twincesses
Jamie Vermiglio with the Twincesses

It was a case of two for joy as the Magpies took to the pitch for their Lancashire FA Trophy final showdown with Fylde at the Reebok Stadium last night.

For the team was lead out onto the pitch by Twincesses Abigail and Isobel Parry who donned Chorley FC kits.

The two-year-olds from Chorley – who have Down’s Syndrome – were stars in their very own right after being ‘signed up’ as the club’s mascots on the night.

Proud dad Matt Parry said: “They absolutely loved it.

Isobel is often a performer within the comforts of the home but gets a little intimidated in busy and noisy atmospheres.

“But she did well and the players were great with her.

“They are all so down to earth and welcoming that it’s harder for the girls not to love them all.

“The build-up was amazing. It started with Jodi being interviewed on BBC Radio Lancashire about the game and DS in general and Abigail was awake for that.

“Then they had a busy day with medical appointments which worked in our favour as it meant their afternoon sleep was delayed and so they weren’t grumpy for the


Matt and his wife Jodi praised Chorley FC.

Matt said; “The gesture is amazing, and the timing perfect with it being Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week.

“But it really hits home that the invite by Andy Teague was made about half an hour after their semi-final victory.

“So even in the adulation of that, we weren’t far from the team’s thought. Just mind blowing!”