npower Announces The Winner Of Every Shirt Competition For Reading FC
Released on: May 24, 2011, 2:00 am
npower has announced that Royals' fan Mark Horseman will be
the face of Reading FC when they take on Swansea City.
Mark, 63, from Kennington, Oxford, will feature on a giant 24 x16 metre poster on
the side of Wembley Stadium on Monday, May 30 - seen by thousands of people on their
way into the ground for the npower Championship play offs Final.
Mark won the competition - run by Football League title sponsors npower – after
explaining what the Reading shirt means to him. There were more than three thousand
entries from football fans across the country.
He explained on his entry: "I may not have got an invite to the Royal Wedding, but
this shirt is the only proof I need that I'm a Royal."
The giant poster of the Every Shirt winner will be revealed on
Wembley's North Exterior Wall in full view of the thousands of fans walking up
Olympic Way to the stadium.
Mark added: "I could hardly believe it when I heard I would be the face of Reading
at Wembley. It is a huge day for the club and I am proud to be a part of it.
"I can imagine thousands of Reading fans walking towards the stadium. They will see
my picture as soon as they are off the train. Several of my friends will be at the
game and I am not going to tell them about the posters. It will be a big surprise
"I go to most games with my daughter Helen and we will be at Wembley together to
cheer the Royals on. I'm predicting a 3-1 win for the Royals with Super Shane Long
npower sponsorship manager Emma Collins said: "We are delighted for Mark. He is
clearly a huge Reading fan.
"It is the biggest day of the season for the Royals. We're sure Mark and Helen
will enjoy their trip to Wembley – which promises to be a huge occasion for
The competition was part of npower's Every Shirt Has a Story campaign,
which encouraged football fans across the country to submit their favourite shirt
The promotion is still open for fans to enter, with a range of prizes and football
tickets to be won before June 30.
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