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Young Beckenham footballers meet with Prince Harry and sporting stars

PUBLISHED: 15:23 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:23 25 July 2016

Jack Belton (8) and  Charlie Notman (10) with Prince Harry

Jack Belton (8) and Charlie Notman (10) with Prince Harry

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Club Langley JFC’s club secretary Andy Birchenall took the boys to the Heads Together BBQ

Andy Birchenall, Club Secretary of Club Langley JFC, based in Beckenham, and two young players Jack Belton (8), Charlie Notman (10)Andy Birchenall, Club Secretary of Club Langley JFC, based in Beckenham, and two young players Jack Belton (8), Charlie Notman (10)

Two young footballers who play in Beckenham had the chance to meet Prince Harry and sporting royalty at a special barbecue.

The ‘Heads Together BBQ’, at Kensington Palace, was organised in support of Heads Together charity Place2Be, which provides in-school support for the emotional wellbeing of youngsters, families, teachers and school staff.

Andy Birchenall, club secretary of Club Langley JFC, together with Jack Belton, 8 and Charlie Notman, 10, were invited along.

Together the trio met with sporting legends including Rio Ferdinand, Dame Kelly Holmes, Victoria Pendleton, Jonathan Trott and Iwan Thomas.

Jack Belton (8) and Charlie Notman (10) with Prince HarryJack Belton (8) and Charlie Notman (10) with Prince Harry

The sports stars talked with Prince Harry about times in their lives and struggles with their mental health or wellbeing and the importance of support.

Club Langley JFC had previously chosen Place2Be as its charity.

After speaking to some of the nation’s top athletes about how they turned to friends and family for support after tough times in their own lives, Prince Harry, said: “If you can improve your own well-being and everyone else’s around you as well, and get your mind as strong as your body, imagine what we could achieve.”


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