28th May 2015

Town fan Jamie Lock will this weekend represent the Glovers at the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Sixty-four football fans will be representing their football club as they join with The Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas in front of almost 90,000 people on Saturday. Each fan represents one of the 64 teams who’ve made it to this year’s third round in the FA Cup.

Over 1,300 people applied to take part in the unique experience to sing Abide with Me at Saturday’s final.

Season ticket holder Jamie won the chance the represent the Glovers after entering the BBC Songs of Praise FA Cup Fans choir competition. He will also be joined by West End star Alfie Boe on the pitch.

Applicants who applied to the BBC had to enter a story about how following football has helped them in their life.

Jamie was selected to perform at the final after explaining his story to the judges.

He said: "I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility which means that my joints dislocate and break easily and this has always stopped me from playing football.

"Saturday will be the proudest moment of my life. Every football fan dreams of walking out on the pitch at Wembley in front of a full house and for me on Saturday, that dream will become a reality.

"It will be a huge honour to represent the club that I love so much, and it will be a day that I will never, ever forget."

The 64 men and women will meet up for the first time on the day before the final, which sees Arsenal take on Aston Villa, and will rehearse the hymn on Wembley’s pitch.

Everyone at Yeovil Town wishes Jamie all the best for Saturday.