Schoolboy to appear at Stamford Bridge in world championship finals

Harry Cowell
Harry Cowell

A schoolboy from Biggleswade, who is a regional finalist in a football card game, will play before fans at Chelsea’s home ground this weekend.

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Harry Cowell, 11, has won his way through to the Match Attax World Championships after battling it out against other collectors at the London leg of the Topps Swap and Play Tour hosted at Stamford Bridge, on April 9, which saw many kids and families enjoy a range of fun-filled football activities.

Harry has secured a place in the grand final of the championships, where he will be pitted against other regional winners and play the stat-based trading card game of skill in front of football fans before the Chelsea V Leicester game on Sunday, May 15.

Harry said: “I’m really pleased to be a Match Attax World Championship regional finalist for London - I love collecting the cards and play the game almost every day. I’m really excited for the final; it’s a great excuse to play the game even more now to practice!”

To make the Topps Swap and Play event even more memorable for Harry, he was also able to watch World-Record-holding football freestyler Dan Magness in action, as well as get his hands on the last few Match Attax football trading cards and Merlin Premier League Stickers needed to complete his collections.