Today I feel like the manager of Galatasaray – unbeaten and excited about what’s to come.
As always it’s brilliant to be announcing another set of winners for Host Your Kit.
Our judges have spent the last week looking through the entries for our Champions League giveaway. As the last round of group games get underway we have our own lucky Host Your Kit 16 – 16 teams who’ve negotiated the Group stages successfully and have won themselves a brand new adidas kit.
It’s not been easy as we’ve had more entries this time round than Apple has iPhone emojis so you should be really proud if your team is listed below.
Well done to the teams we’ve selected. Your entries really stood out.
What impressed us again was the effort that so many parents and coaches are putting in to support their children’s teams each week and the continuing growth in the game among girls. Keep up the good work!
Today’s winning teams include our first ever winners from Northern Ireland – well how could we not since their successful qualification for Euro 2016??!! Craigavon does great work promoting cross-community football while Cappagh Spurs is doing a fantastic job promoting the game to girls in Omagh.
Among our other winners are Glasgow Celtic North, a team that’s been set up to encourage children with mental health issues to play the game; Sedgeley Scorpions, a boys team in Stourbridge who welcomed a young girl into their ranks; and Ardencaple FC who got themselves into no less than the Guinness Book of World Records for the most consecutive penalty kicks taken in 24 hours.
One of the entries made us chuckle. This was from a mum who has a young boy and girl who play football. “I can’t help coach them, I can’t offer advice, I can’t even kick a ball. So what a great feeling it would be if I could help them win a brand new kit.”
As they say in Yorkshire (doffs peaked cap) – that’s a champion mum!
What definitely shone through all the entries was the hard work and dedication of the coaches who every week volunteer their valuable time to make football happen. I think we can safely say they all have the support of their dressing rooms!
So here we go, our Host Your Kit winners are:
Burnham Ramblers Spartans U11 Boys
Pollington Panthers U14 Boys, Goole
Runcorn Town U11 Boys
Sedgley Scorpions U10 Boys, Wolverhampton
WYFC U14 Girls, Wapping
Welbeck Welfare U12 Girls, Mansfield
Cappagh Spurs U16 Girls. Omagh
Craigavon City Colts U14s
Ardencaple FC U13 Boys
Eyemouth Utd Sharks U12 Boys
Glasgow Celtic North U12 Boys
Kilsyth Athletic Boys U14s
Penicuik Athletic U11 Boys
FC Tredegar U11 Girls
Llandudno FC U10 Girls
Rhyl FC U10 Girls
Congratulations! You get yourselves a brand new adidas kit courtesy of cloud computing company iomart which organises Host Your Kit. We’ll be in touch shortly with the details.
Commiserations to those of you who were unsuccessful but do keep following us on Twitter and Facebook for news of future giveaways.
Yours in sport,