Proud Healing Primary School pupil to step out with England team at Twickenham
A SEVEN-year-old girl will walk out in front of 82,000 rugby fans as the country's mascot in one of the biggest games in the calendar.
Healing Primary School pupil Libbie Bingham has been chosen to accompany the England team onto the pitch before their game against France on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium.
She was picked for the role by the RFU's Junior Supporters Club.
"I am a bit scared to go out there but I still want to do it," she said. "It will be really exciting to be there.
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"I don't know how to play rugby but I watch it on TV.
"I am really looking forward to going and I will be walking out with the team in full kit. All of my friends from school will be watching."
The Bingham family, from Healing, are keen rugby fans and have been given tickets to the game.
Mum Kate said: "We are absolutely ecstatic. We try to go to the rugby as much as possible but we don't normally all go because it gets expensive.
"We have never won anything or been picked for something like this before and it is an absolute privilege.
"It will be great for the family to spend some time together like this and it will be something we will remember forever."
Libbie will be joined by only one other England mascot at the game.
Proud dad Paul added: "I go to nearly all of the home games I can, but this one will be really special.
"It is brilliant to get all the family involved and actually be part of the game.
"With the junior supporters club we usually get the news letter and a magazine and that is about it.
"When we got the e-mail it was a complete surprise and I had to check it was not a joke.
"I can't wait to see Libbie out there with all the players."
See your Grimsby Telegraph soon for photographs of Libbie in action.