Deadline nears in mascot competition

Time is running out for any young fans who want to win the chance to be a matchday mascot for the home game against Portsmouth in a special competition being staged in conjunction with the official online Megastore.

The lucky duo - who have to be aged between six and 14 - will get a once-in-lifetime opportunity on Tuesday 8 April to experience the matchday atmosphere around a major Barclays Premier League encounter, before settling down to watch the action unfold. This includes being decked out in the claret and blue like their heroes, taking part in the pre-match warm-up and then walking out with the team before the kick-off.

This is an ideal opportunity to create a day to remember for the whole family at the Boleyn Ground. Each mascot must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a maximum of three tickets available to be purchased for family members. Taking part could not be easier, just click here to enter although please note it must be done by a parent or guardian. The closing date for entries is 9am on Monday 7 April 2008. The two winners will receive:

- Full home kit

- Presentation of plaque

- Gold leaf autographed book with mascot's name including player photos individually signed

- Warm-up on pitch pre-match

- Chance to walk out with a first-team player before kick-off

- Photograph taken in centre-circle with captains and match officials