The Uefa Europa League trophy is coming to a school in Walton-on-Thames.

The world-famous European football trophy will visit Three Rivers Academy in Walton early next month (April 5) as part of the KIA UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour 2019.

Renowned Icelandic striker and former Chelsea and Barcelona star Eiður Guðjohnsen will join the trophy in visiting the Walton school, where he is due to give a talk and take questions from pupils and teachers.

A spokesperson announcing the visit said: "The school is proud to have been selected by Kia Motors (UK) Ltd and is the only school in the UK to be part of this tour.

"The UEFA Trophy will be on display in the school’s amazing sports hall offering plenty of opportunity for all pupils to see and take photos."

The spokesperson added that two students at the school will have the chance to take part in a Europa League quarter final match as part of the tour.

"As part of the tour, there is a chance of a life time for two lucky students to be the match ball carrier for the quarter finals," the spokesperson said.

The statement announcing the planned tour said that Three Rivers Academy were also taking part in the collection of unwanted football boots for donation to refugees, a campaign Uefa is supporting alongside the trophy tour.

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin is an advocate of the campaign and recently encouraged participation while Uefa promote the tour.

Mr Čeferin said: "I have seen first-hand just how much football means to the children and adults at the Zaatari refugee camp," after visiting the site of one large refugee camp in northern Jordan recently.

"The UEFA Foundation helped to provide pitches for the refugees to use, but what is lacking are football boots. Therefore I urge anyone who has a pair of suitable footwear lying around, which they are not using, to donate them and help make a difference," he added.