Reepham six-year-old names lamb after Grant Holt as competition prize

Mia Digby-Randell, 6, from Reepham (right) won a competition to name a lamb at the Easton and Otley

Mia Digby-Randell, 6, from Reepham (right) won a competition to name a lamb at the Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Pictured with the lamb, which she named Holty, and farm manager Andrew Vernon. Photo: Easton and Otley College - Credit: Easton and Otley College

A youngster from Reepham named a lamb after a Norwich City Football Club legend, after winning a competition at Easton and Otley College's lambing weekend.

Mia Digby-Randell, 6, from Reepham won a competition to name a lamb at the Easton and Otley College

Mia Digby-Randell, 6, from Reepham won a competition to name a lamb at the Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Pictured with mother Tammy, father Ben, and brother Anderson. Photo: Easton and Otley College - Credit: Easton and Otley College

Six-year-old Mia Digby-Randell visited the farming fun day, which took place on the same day as the old farm derby between Norwich and Ipswich.

Therefore, visitors were asked to name a lamb after a football legend from either of those teams.

The prize was a football top of the team that they support and the winner also got to name a lamb after their favourite player.

Mia was independently drawn out of the hat and she chose Grant Holt.


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And as a result of winning, Mia go to meet Holty and pick up her prize with her mother, father and brother.

Mia said: 'I like lambs because they are nice animals and I can give them a hug. It was good to meet Holty and I like my new Norwich top.'

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Mia's mother, Tammy Digby, said, 'I grew up on a farm with sheep and the family loves animals so that's why we came along to the lambing weekend in February. The day was fantastic. My youngest, Anderson, loves tractors and pigs and Mia loves the lambs.'

On winning the competition, Ms Digby said, 'I was pleased we won.

'I told Mia as soon as she came home from school and she was really happy. The competition is a lovely idea – it makes the whole occasion very special.

'We definitely want to come back next year. Anderson will be a bit older and Mia will be looking out for Holty.'

College spokesperson John Nice added: 'Our lambing weekend always draws a crowd and we had 6000 visitors this year.

'We always have a theme and this year we had two.

'We renamed the occasion Baa Baa Land in homage to the Oscar winning La La Land and we embraced the East Anglian football derby by creating this competition.

'It was a real pleasure to meet Mia and her family. Hopefully the two youngsters may be budding farmers of the future. Either way, we can't wait to see them at next year's event.'

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