npower Announces the Winner of Every Shirt Competition for Huddersfield Town
Released on: May 24, 2011, 1:52 pm
npower has announced that Terriers' fan Sam Preest will be
the face of Huddersfield Town when they take on Peterborough United.
Sam, 29, originally from Aspley, West Yorks, will feature on a giant 15x6 metre
banner on the side of Old Trafford – seen by thousands of people on their way into
the ground on Sunday, May 29 for the npower League One play offs Final.
He won the competition – run by Football League title sponsors npower - after
explaining what the Huddersfield shirt means to him. There were more than three
thousand entries from football fans across the country.
Sam, who works as a finance officer at the University of Huddersfield, said on his Every shirt winner
entry: "I'll always remember walking on the beach in Dubai with my Town shirt on;
local people coming up to me to ask which shirt it was.
"It was great to explain about Town and its history...the fact we won the League
three times in a row before Manchester United, Liverpool or anyone else."
The giant banner of Sam will be revealed on Old Trafford's East Stand in full view
of the thousands of fans walking up Sir Matt Busby Way to the stadium.
Sam added: "I couldn't believe it when I found out I would be the face of
Huddersfield at Old Trafford.
"It's surreal to think that my face will represent the Terriers in the biggest
match of the season. I've told my close friends and family about the banner, but it
will be a shock to a lot of people.
"I'll be going to the match with my Dad, Cliff. We are both season ticket holders
at the Galpharm and huge fans."
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 stories.
npower sponsorship manager Emma Collins said: "We're delighted to announce Sam as
our Every Shirt Has a Story winner for Huddersfield.
"We hope that this helps make it a memorable day for Sam and his family, regardless
of what happens on the pitch."
The Every Shirt
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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