Deacon Glover at Burnley FC with goalkeeper Nick Pope. Prince William has helped a star-struck schoolboy meet his footballing hero after he heard how the lad had been left devastated by his mum's death from a drugs overdose. See SWNS story SWLEfootball. Deacon Glover, 11, had confided his heartache to William at a charity event in Burnley, Lancs., three weeks ago, where they both discussed the untimely deaths of their mums. During the visit, William could be heard asking Deacon how old he was before saying: I lost my mum when I was 15. Its difficult, but it gets easier, I promise you. The young lad was wearing a replica Burnley FC football shirt, belonging to the teams goalkeeper, Nick Pope during the occasion. And later on Prince William, 39, leaned over to him and asked: Would you like to see Nick Pope, yeah? before adding, Well see what we can do. Yesterday (Jan 14), the prince, who is president of the FA, honoured his word when Deacon met the footballing ace during a heart-warming encounter. The pair chatted in the stands at Premier League Burnleys Turf Moor stadium before walking together on the pitch.