Footballs Rain Down On Nottingham

31/03/2015 11:40 | Updated 31 May 2015

For a very lucky – not to mention surprised – group of Nottingham youngsters it was cloudy with a chance of FOOTBALLS one very memorable afternoon.

As the Little Legends gathered at their local park, the air was suddenly filled with the chopping chatter of helicopter blades.

And when they looked up, their curiousity turned to delight as it literally started RAINING footballs.

TWO THOUSAND of them, to be precise.

The balls fell from the skies like giant bouncy hailstones, turning the field into the world's biggest – and best – ball pit for dozens of children to play with - and fill their football boots!

It's what football dreams are made of. What a day to remember!

The amazing footies from heaven were delivered by Arsenal striker-turned-TV pundit Ian Wright and commentator Clive Tyldesley as part of League Cup sponsor Capital One's Little Legends campaign to 'celebrate children's imaginations and the importance of quality family time'.

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In all, Capital One's Big Kickabout gave away 20,000 footballs to Little Legends across the country.

But that was only part of Capital One's campaign.

It kicked off the season with a competition to give mums or dads the chance to take up to five kids to any Round One Capital One Cup game for just £1.

It also created a child–friendly stadium for Carlisle's game against Derby County (unfortunately, the home crowd left disappointed after Derby won 2-0).

Recently a classful of Little Legends from Campsbourne Primary School in Haringey, north London, were visited by Sky Sports presenter and former Tottenham and Liverpool captain, Jamie Redknapp.

And for the Wembley showdown on March 1 – which saw Chelsea triumph 2-0 over Tottenham in a fantastically contested final - Capital One gave Little Legends a day they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Highlights included:

• One lucky Little Legend carried the match ball onto the pitch prior to the Capital One Cup Final.

• Six Little Legends were flag bearers on the pitch prior to the game.

• And three lucky Little Legends got to take a penalty and also to go in goal to save a penalty at half time.

• A choir of 30 children singing the National Anthem to all 89,294 attendees.

It meant that whoever the Little Legends supported, they were all winners on the big day.

Find out how Capital One is supporting your Little Legends by going to

Capital One. The Card In Your Corner.

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