A FLOORING firm has stepped up to help a table-topping junior football team near York, giving them a unique Wembley connection.

Seats from Wembley Stadium have been installed at Selby Town FC after the club’s under 10 side won the regional Premier League at their first attempt this year. The nine and 10-year-olds closed the season by beating Mansfield Town juniors 4-3 to win the Yorkshire Premier League.

In celebration, Nick Megson, owner and managing director of Abacus Flooring Solutions, rewarded the football club with its own piece of Wembley as well as installing brand new resin flooring in the changing rooms.

York Press: The dugout before the upgradeThe dugout before the upgrade (Image: Supplied)

The club is now preparing its team dugouts for the installation of the gifted Wembley seats, which Nick had recovered from Wembley’s Royal Box while installing a new resin flooring there.

Having been born and bred in Selby, Nick said he felt that the achievement of the town’s under 10 football stars deserved a pair of those seats.

Nick said: “You can take the boy out of Yorkshire, but you can never take Yorkshire out of the boy. I’ve always had a soft spot for Selby.

“That group of young lads in Selby Town’s under 10 side has been magnificent. They are definitely the first-team stars of the future.

York Press: The dugout following the addition of the Wembley seatsThe dugout following the addition of the Wembley seats (Image: Supplied)

“I could think of nothing better to do with my spare Wembley seats than to present them to the club so the lads could enjoy taking selfies on them - and even use them as encouragement to one day play at Wembley themselves.”

It is not the first time that Nick has supported his hometown club.  

While installing a resin flooring last year for Marshalls, a concrete pipe manufacturer in nearby Pollington, one of Nick’s long-term contacts, Ross Colby, who also coaches football at Selby Town, informed Nick that the current under-10 side were celebrating after being promoted to the Premier League last season.

Impressed by their achievement, which saw the team now playing in the same league as the likes of Mansfield Town and York City juniors, Nick donated cash for them to buy new footballs.

York Press: Selby Town FC juniors at national finals, posing with Rio and Anton FerdinandSelby Town FC juniors at national finals, posing with Rio and Anton Ferdinand (Image: Supplied)

The under 10s team has since gone on to win the regional title and narrowly missed reaching the final stage of the national tournament after losing out to Oxford City juniors. The youngsters nevertheless got to meet Rio Ferdinand, whose London Academy team won the overall tournament.

Glen Dennis, head coach of Selby Town’s under 10s, said: “We are so grateful to Nick for supporting this small town and its football club. Every donation and every bit of support goes a long way towards our hope of creating a club facility here at Selby Town that Yorkshire can be proud of.

“The Wembley seats are pretty cool and, who knows, they may inspire our youngsters to follow in the footsteps of Scholes and Beckham.”