CarShop’s competition to design a ball proves winner

Left to righ, John Ruskin, retail manager CarShop Norwich. and Bernie Whelan and Stephen Hobin, sale

Left to righ, John Ruskin, retail manager CarShop Norwich. and Bernie Whelan and Stephen Hobin, sales manager and sales executive of Norwich City Football Club, with the winning entries. - Credit: supplied

As part of CarShop's Summer of Sport sponsorship of The Forum's big screen in Norwich, the used car retailer ran a competition for children to win a Norwich City Football Club Academy training session.

CarShop asked children aged four to 16 to design a football at its CarShop design stand and scored with an overwhelming response of impressive designs.

With only 40 spaces to fill and hundreds of entries, CarShop asked Norwich City Football Club to help with the judging..

John Ruskin, CarShop Norwich retail manager, said: 'We've had such a great reception at all of our Summer of Sport events, but the response to this one in particular has been pretty astounding, and we've had some fantastic entries.

'The guys from Norwich City have been very supportive of us, and we cannot thank them enough for giving us the opportunity to help local children get involved in sport – with the Academy no less.

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'We'd also like to recognise The Forum as they facilitated this whole competition, by allowing us to be part of their big screen showings, and run events within their grounds.'

The training day will take place on Tuesday, September 2.

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Bernie Whelan, NCFC sales manager, said: 'We were all pretty excited when CarShop became the first ever sponsors of our Academy Jackpot. Since coming on board we've jointly developed a number of initiatives, one of which was the design a ball competition.

'We were delighted to see that so many children are interested in football, and supporting the Academy. After all, some of these may be stars of the future!'

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