Children’s Mayor tours Elland Road

Leeds Children’s Mayor Mason Hicks had a half-term treat yesterday (16 February 2023) after Councillor Andrew Scopes, Lead Member for Child Friendly Leeds and a Trustee of the Leeds United Foundation organised a very special tour of Elland Road Stadium for him.

Mason and Councillor Scopes were given a behind the scenes glimpse of the Club and Mason was presented with his very own personalised Leeds United shirt as a reminder of the day.

Cllr Andrew Scopes (Labour, Beeston and Holbeck) said:

“I was very happy to organise this treat for Mason and want to thank the Leeds United Foundation for ensuring he was well-looked after and for the surprise shirt they gave him.

“Being Leeds Children’s Mayor is a big responsibility and I thought this might be a nice way to thank Mason for the amazing job he is doing as he represents the voice of children and young people in our Child Friendly City.”

Mason receives his personalised shirt from Leeds United Foundation staff


This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Andrew Scopes

Main Photo: Children’s Lord Mayor Mason Hicks with Cllr Andrew Scopes at Elland Road


Whilst you’re here, can we ask a favour?

South Leeds Life is published by a not-for-profit social enterprise. We keep our costs as low as possible but we’ve been hit by increases in the print costs for our monthly newspaper – up 83% this year.

Could you help support local community news by making a one off donation, or even better taking out a supporters subscription?

Donate here, or sign up for a subscription at

Thank you for your support