School boy's FA Cup dream comes true

School boy Sam Hunter's dream came true when he walked out on the pitch with Manchester United as one of the team's mascots. Credit: Jim Hunter

It's probably most schoolboy's dream, to walk out on the pitch for the FA Cup final.

Well for a 10-year-old from Tavistock, that dream came true at the weekend.

Sam Hunter wasn't playing for his team Horrabridge Rangers though, he was one of the mascots who walked out on the pitch with Manchester United's Anthony Martial.

Sam's dad Jim won a competition for his son to be a mascot and the two of them had three days in London, with behind the scenes looks at Wembley.

Sam in his kit Credit: ITV West Country

Former England legends John Barnes and David James came to speak to Sam and he even had some tips on how to sing the National Anthem from one of the X Factor's coaches.

Sam said the experience was a dream come true Credit: ITV West Country

Sam, who goes to Mary Tavy Primary School, said the roar of the crowd as they made their way onto the pitch was unbelievable.

I thought it was going to be amazing but it was even better than I imagined.

Sam Hunter

Sam is no stranger to cup winning success though, as his team, Horrabridge Rangers U10s won their own champion's league and did really well this season.

Maybe one day he'll be running out at Wembley, not as a mascot, but as a player.

Sam on the pitch with the Manchester United team Credit: Jim Hunter