Chorley FC have made a double signing with a difference ahead of their Lancashire FA Trophy final at the Reebok Stadium on Monday, March 17.
The Magpies play AFC Fylde and will be led out onto the pitch by Abigail and Isobel Parry, who are the inspiration for the Twincess campaign.
The two-year-olds from Chorley have Down’s syndrome and the girls’ parents Matt and Jodi Parry launched Twincess to change people’s perceptions of the condition.
Chorley captain Andrew Teague and midfielder Adam Roscoe recently attended a fundraising event for the charitable trust at the Elephant Restaurant, in Euxton, and were so touched by the twins’ bravery they suggested they be mascots at the Reebok final.
Father of the twins, Matt Parry, said: “We’re humbled. Chorley FC’s support has been phenomenal but to think of the girls on their special day is beyond belief. Ever since we launched Twincess the support we’ve had from the local community has been unbelievable.
“Andrew Teague and Adam Roscoe might be heroes to fans of Chorley FC but their two biggest fans are Abigail and Isobel.
“They can’t wait to walk out at the Reebok and hopefully they’ll bring the Magpies a bit of good luck on their big night.”
Magpies boss Garry Flitcroft is delighted with the gesture that the club has shown.
He said: “I have kids of my own and I think it’s great the girls have been give the chance to do this.
“It will be the girls first ever game watching us so hopefully we can pull off a win.”
Tickets for the match are £8 an adult and £4 a concession.
The club are advising people to purchase them prior to the night althought they can be bought at the ground.
Tickets will be on sale every week day from 10am to 2pm and each match day from 12.30pm.
If you want to buy a ticket call 01257 230007.