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11 December 2014

Millwall's date with PM David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron got a little more than he bargained for when Leanne Cowan and Abbie Solly from Millwall Premier League Kicks U18s attended a special reception at Downing Street this morning.

The duo, along with David Briggs and Dean Burrowes from Millwall Community trust, joined Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid and representatives from Chelsea, West Ham United, Spurs and QPR at No. 10 ahead of the Christmas Truce Tournament in Ypres, Belgium.

Both Leanne and Abbie took full advantage of their Downing Street experience to cheekily ask the PM for a 'selfie photo' - to which he duly obliged amid slight surprise and much laughter from the other guests.

"It was a brilliant experience," said Dean Burrowes, who is one of three members of the Millwall Community Trust heading out to Ypres for the Christmas Truce Tournament along with the Millwall U18 girls.

"It is a bit of a crazy day today as we are travelling to Belgium this afternoon, but to walk through the front door of 10 Downing Street, meet the Prime Minister and have a behind-the-scenes tour was something special.

"When you walk through the front door you go into the entrance hall, where you have to put your bags down. We were then taken upstairs, where there are pictures of all the former Prime Ministers like Churchill, Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher and then we went into a big room for tea!

"The Culture Secretary spoke; it was just an amazing experience for us all to be in such a historic building. The Prime Minister came out and spoke to us all and although no-one else said anything, our Millwall girls did! They asked if he would mind having a selfie done which he was quite happy to do. It's not often you get the chance to take a photo with the Prime Minister so it was an opportunity not to be missed!"

The Prime Minister was presented with one of Millwall's Headley Court commemorative shirts together with a signed Millwall FC football and was clearly delighted at the gesture.

For the full story on the Christmas Truce Tournament click here

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