Local schools see Premier League Enterprise designs become a reality in Club stores...
STUDENTS from Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews’ Academy and Biddulph High School have seen their winning mug designs placed on sale in Stoke City Club stores.
Both schools saw their mugs hit the shelves in time for Christmas after coming out on top following over a hundred original entries from across the city.
Stoke City’s Design-A-Product competition was launched in schools across the entire Stoke-on-Trent area with a shortlist of 20 teams then attending the final’s day at the bet365 Stadium in July.
A four person judging panel consisting of Stoke City FC and Club Community Partner Pinkstones, Toyota members were then given the difficult task of narrowing down these entries to the final six.
The two winning teams visited the bet365 Stadium’s Club Shop at the start of December, along with first team player, Geoff Cameron and club mascot, Pottermus to launch their winning design.
Students also witnessed the first sales of their mugs, with the City defender ensuring he went away with the two impressive designs.
The American international told the Sentinel: “I love both designs; they show some history of the club and the city, with a map, Delilah, the old stadium and the new stadium.
“I’m definitely going to grab a few. I’ve got a few people coming over from America for Christmas and although I don’t drink coffee myself you can never have enough coffee cups, right? They’re pretty cool designs.”
£1 of every sale will go to Stoke City’s Community Trust - both designs can be purchased from Club stores.