JOSHUA NIXON had another day to remember when Stoke City got back to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League over the Remembrance weekend.
The young City supporter, who won the #150 competition which earned him a place in the first team squad for the 2012-13 season, was one of our mascots for the game against Queens Park Rangers as he enjoyed some more of the rewards of his new status.
Joshua experienced the thrill of walking out onto the Britannia Stadium pitch with all his Potters heroes shortly before the kick-off of a game which had the ideal outcome with Charlie Adam’s first goal for the Club delighting the biggest crowd of the season.
But there was so much more to make his day a memorable one, including the presentation of a framed shirt featuring his name and 150 squad number, one which had been signed by all the members of the first team squad and manager Tony Pulis.
On top of that, Joshua also received a pair of personalised adidas football boots carrying JN150 on the side of them to provide another memento of this season.
He emerged as the winner of the competition which was run to commemorate the Club’s 150th anniversary and offered the chance to become a member of the squad.
With the number 150, he has the honour of his name appearing in the Matchday Magazine, while he will also be included among the squad profiles on the website.
Supporters were automatically entered into the competition when they purchased either a new home or away shirt for the 2012-13 season and the draw was made by manager Tony Pulis on transfer deadline day to determine another ‘addition’ to his squad.
Following the announcement that Joshua had won this special prize, he was invited down to the Clayton Wood Training Ground for a tour of the facility and then, very much in the style of new signings being announced by the Potters, he posed for photographs with a shirt and was interviewed by the Club’s media team about his arrival as a new squad member.