Over the 2018/19 season we have welcomed 47 mascots here to The City Ground, and sent 22 mascots to away games.

Our match day mascots each got the opportunity to meet the players and get their autographs, watch their pre-match warm up, get pictures, walk out to the crowd holding the hand of their favourite player and then taking a penalty on the pitch. Thank you to all of our fantastic mascots and here is just some of the feedback we have received;

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you from all the boys and parents, they all thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was especially good for Max after the tough year he’s had to see him running towards the Trent end with a huge smile on his face was amazing.”

We have had so many amazing mascots this season, but we have also had many particiants who took part in our half-time activities on match days. We have given the opportunity to local grassroots football teams and other young people to be flag bearers, participate in penalties at half time and join in a relay race around the pitch. We also  received some fantastic feedback from many of these teams this season, take a look;

“From all at Muskham Cougars we would like to thank you and the team at Nottingham Forest for providing this match experience for our players. They all really enjoyed it and are still buzzing and so are the parents. Everyone was very professional and please also pass on a thank you to Dante as he escorted us on and off the pitch and explain everything to us really well.”

“A huge thank you for the match day experience yesterday, both parents and players had a magical time and something they won’t forget. The stewards and staff who helped taking us onto the pitch etc. were fab and excellent with the boys.”

“The way the forest employees were with the group from mencap was totally spot on. They chatted and laughed and engaged with them like they would any group. The way they were with a girl who clearly wasn’t happy with following the plan, they were patient and encouraging. As I have a son with autism it warmed my heart that they would show this real understanding.”

To all of our match day participants from this season, we want to say a huge thank you! If you have any queries about our match day experiences please contact community@nottinghamforest.co.uk