Youngsters from Malin Bridge Primary and Porter Croft schools have been flying the flag to its England team -- notably Sheffield lads Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The Three Lions kick off their Euro 2020 campaign using a group match against Croatia facing 22,500 home fans at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
"It's been a really difficult time period for everyone and us since England players and England agents have the chance to uplift the country," the former Sheffield United player said on England's YouTube series the Lions' Den.
"Everyone loves the football and loves to see England from the Euros and in competition. It's down to us to spread this joy and happiness."