23 Aug STORY OF ‘THAT’ BALLBOY
This is the short story of a young man who has received world-wide attention for his fanatical celebrations with his idols after a 96th minute equaliser for the Chairboys.
Where do they come from? Ballboys for the 2015/16 season are from the Wycombe Wanderers Elite and Development Academy. The youth system run by the Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust has over 500 talented children between 6 and 16 years old.
The aim of these young men being ballboys is to make them feel part of the Wycombe Wanderers family – and what a family we are!
Gareth Ainsworth, WWFC first team manager, meets the ballboys before every game, spending time getting to know them and inspiring them, stating their importance to the team effort. One individual from the group at the Dagenham & Redbridge game took those words on board.
Taylor Hunt was a ballboy for the first time on Saturday. A 12 year old not short of confidence, the talented U13 squad member embraced his opportunity like never before.
High flying Wycombe Wanderers were 1 goal down to Dagenham after 95 minutes of football and on the verge of losing their unbeaten start to the season. This was until towering centre-back Aaron Pierre met a cross in the 96th minute, right in front of Taylor, the rest is history.
Take a look at the scenes that unfolded here…
Many of the major sport social media pages shared the video throughout Saturday and Sunday, spreading the joy of football globally. Monday saw Sky Sports pick up on the moment of brilliance completing the mesmerising attention being paid.
Taylor’s actions, although not entirely safe, have made him an internet sensation and he has shown the world that a young boy’s passion for football is unlike no other.