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Barclays Premier League trophy to visit Lincoln

The Barclays Premier League trophy tour will make two stops in Lincoln on April 7.

First will be the Birchwood Leisure Centre, which will run a football activity day for locals, with the trophy will on site from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

The second stop will be in the Monks Abbey Park in Lincoln on April 7, with a family fun day for locals and the trophy arriving 4pm.

As part of a national ‘thank you’ campaign, the Premier League’s title sponsor is touring the trophy around the country.

The trophy tour stops at 15 Barclays Spaces for Sports sites over the Easter holidays.

Paul Carrick, Neighbourhood Manager for City Of Lincoln Council, said: “It is an exciting opportunity for people in the area to see one of the most recognised trophies in world football.

“It also gives the area the opportunity to showcase the facilities that we have and some of the great work taking place in the neighbourhood.”

Paul Hamnett, Trust Manager, Lincoln City FC Sport and Education Trust, added: “It is great that such an iconic trophy is visiting Abbey Park.

“This area does not get this opportunity regularly so we hope that it will inspire those who visit to take part in sport locally.”

Geoff Tait from Active Nation’s Birchwood Leisure Centre said: “As a charity we are on a mission to persuade the nation to be active. What better way is there to do this than by inspiring hundreds of young footballers by giving them access to the country’s top football trophy?

“We are looking forward to throwing open our doors and inviting everyone to come down, see the Barclays Premier League trophy and take part in an afternoon of fun, football activities.”

David Wheldon, Managing Director of Brand, Reputation, Citizenship and Marketing at Barclays, said: “We hope seeing the Barclays Premier League trophy at Abbey Park will inspire the young players and the volunteers to continue playing and supporting football.”