npower Announces the Winner of Every Shirt Competition for Swansea City
Released on: May 24, 2011, 3:34 am
npower has announced that Swansea City fan Steve Meredith will
be the face of the Swans when they take on Reading.
Steve, originally from Swansea but now based in St Helens, will feature on giant
24x16 metre posters outside Wembley Stadium on Monday May 30, which will be seen by
thousands of people on their way into the ground to watch the npower Championship
play offs Final.
He won the competition – run by Football League title sponsors npower – after
explaining the history behind his Swansea City shirt.
Steve's Every Shirt winner entry told how he
cradled his newborn son, Will, with his Swansea City shirt when he was born.
Will, now 13, features on the huge poster, wearing the very same shirt from the day
of his birth.
The artwork of the pair will be revealed on the North External Wall of Wembley Stadium.
He said: "I was completely gobsmacked when I heard I'd won.
"The day was always going to be a special one, with Swansea so close to promotion.
But for me to represent the club in this way is incredible.
"It still hasn't really sunk in. I can't wait to see the posters when they're on
npower sponsorship manager Emma Collins said: "Steve's story really deserved to
win the competition. We're delighted for him.
"The poster of the two promises to look fantastic. Fingers crossed for Steve it
will be a wonderful day at Wembley, regardless of the result."
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
There were more than three thousand entries from footy fans across the country.
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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