JUNIOR footballers from Crewe FC are gearing up for the chance of a lifetime to appear at Wembley Stadium.

On Sunday, 20 youngsters from the club will travel to London to take part in a guard of honour and flag-bearing ceremony before the FA Community Shield match between Arsenal and Chelsea.

This means they will share the Wembley pitch with some of the Premier League’s best and most high-profile players in front of around 80,000 fans.

“The players and club are thrilled to have the chance to walk out onto the pitch at Wembley,” Crewe FC coach Steve Parker said.

“Everyone is incredibly excited and can’t wait to see their heroes up close on the day.”

The team were given the opportunity to feature in the parade by local McDonald’s franchisee Eddie Lelidowicz, who is a close supporter of the club as part of the McDonald’s Club Twinning Programme.

“I’m delighted that Crewe FC have the opportunity to take part in the team parade,” he said.

“I can’t wait to see them lined up proudly on the Wembley turf and I hope they all enjoy the day.

“They are a real community club and deserve this brilliant opportunity, as it’s a fantastic reward for all the hard work they put into grassroots football.”