Joe Sleigh is an eight-year-old French boy who has been living in Thailand for the past 12 months with his father Mark, writes Wayne Greenshields.
Joe first met us at the Oswestry Show this year, where he was taking penalties on the inflatable shoot-out. His dad told us how he was asking about local football sessions and was amazed at our free holiday club provisions.
The following Monday, Joe was pleased to join us at the Whittington holiday club, where he took part in lots of fun games and activities, with over 30 other children.
He was asking staff about games at the club and how he could get a shirt. We told him about our league opener against Caernarfon Town and the rest, as they say, is history.
He was given the opportunity to pick the TNS FC Man Of The Match and chose Ryan Brobbel, the goalscorer and match-winner.
Joe and Mark can’t wait for their visit next summer!