Sutton chorister sings in front of 90,000 at FA Cup final

 BBC FA cup final fans choir.

BBC FA cup final fans choir. - Credit: Archant

An amateur chorister from Sutton took to the hallowed Wembley turf on Saturday to sing at the FA Cup final.

Stuart Green was chosen after entering a joint BBC Sport and Songs of Praise national competition to find people to represent their clubs in a fans choir.

Mr Green, a teacher, represented his birth town of Southport and was among other fans singing the cup final hymn, Abide With Me, when Arsenal took on Aston Villa in front of thousands of fans.

When the decision was announced, Mr Green said: “I went twice to Wembley last season to watch Cambridge United but never imagined that a year later I would be on the pitch singing as part of the fans choir in front of 90 000.

“Although I have lived in Cambridgeshire since 1987 and Sutton since 1996, I originate from Southport and have supported them all my life.”

The competition was an open application for fans of clubs that reached round three to apply to join a fan choir.

The challenge was to write an FA Cup story about their connection with the club and Mr Green was picked after writing about a day trip to Derby outlining his passion for his club.