A Chesterfield supporter’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final experience is set to get even more memorable – after a search was launched for a fan to represent the Spireites on the pitch at Wembley.
Tournament sponsors Johnstone’s Paint is looking for two supporters to go head-to-head on the hallowed Wembley turf during half-time of the final between Chesterfield and Peterborough United on Sunday, March 30. The lucky winners will be decided through a competition.
One fan will be selected to represent each of the two finalists in a special version of the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge. Each fan will have 30 seconds to try and hit a giant inflatable paint pot with two balls from three separate distances – 10, 20 and 30 yards.
One point is awarded each time the inflatable is hit during the allotted time, with a sudden-death shoot-out from 30 yards taking place if the scores are tied.
The winner will receive £500 with £200 for the runner-up. Both people selected to compete at Wembley will be awarded:
- Four tickets for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final
- A replica shirt of the finalist team they are representing
- A Johnstone’s Paint Trophy goodie bag
- Commemorative photographs.
The Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge has proved the ultimate test of accuracy for 20 professional clubs over the last two seasons - including Chesterfield and Peterborough - with approaching 60,000 people viewing the challenge on the official Johnstone’s Paint Trophy YouTube channel
Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint said: “This is a truly unique opportunity for two supporters to have the chance to take to the Wembley pitch at a major occasion like the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final.
“Many professional footballers don’t get that opportunity so it will be a real thrill for our two winning supporters and we are delighted that the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy continues to bring colour to the beautiful game through activity such as this.”
Fans have until Thursday, March 6 to enter the competition by indicating which of the two finalist teams they would like to represent, either Peterborough or Chesterfield, and then registering here