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Soccer mad youngsters see Premier League trophy
7:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
JOHN Terry, Gary Neville and Vincent Kompany have all lifted it, but Swindon youngsters got what might be their only ever chance to get in touching distance of English football’s biggest prize yesterday.
The Premier League trophy, which has been awarded to the best football team in the land for the past nine years, was on show at the multi-use games area in Quarry Road yesterday.
In the damp surroundings of the Old Town Gardens young sportspeople made their pilgrimage to the priceless, sterling silver cup.
As a part of a nationwide tour organised by the Premier League’s main sponsor, Barclays, the trophy was based at the games area as its development was part-funded by the bank six-and-a-half years ago.
One of those to have his photo taken with the centrepiece was Aden Hearn, 18, of Dudley Road, who said: “If Chelsea lift it this season I will have been happy to get near it.
“I play a lot of football and this isn’t the sort of thing I might ever get to see in Swindon again. It’s quite a special moment.”
Jay Milne, 14, of Walcot, was also able to get a slice of history, as he leaned in for several photos with a prize his own team, Liverpool, has yet to lift in its nine-year service.
“It’s great to get so close to it. I really want Liverpool to win it this year. They’re looking good this season,” he said.
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