Wembley trip prize

Chesterfield Junior Blues have been awarded 50 tickets for Chesterfield's big Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final showdown with Peterborough United on Sunday.
Chesterfield Junior Blues have been awarded 50 tickets for Chesterfield's big Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final showdown with Peterborough United on Sunday.
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A junior football team from Chesterfield will be heading to Wembley as a reward for work in the community.

Chesterfield Junior Blues have been handed 50 tickets for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final between Peterborough United and Chesterfield on Sunday.

The paint firm, which sponsors the cup, held a contest to mark Chesterfield FC reaching the final for the second time in three years.

The Junior Blues won the top prize thanks to their strong community links, having an increasing number of teams, and for receiving Charter Standard development club status.

A Chesterfield youngster has also been handed tickets after winning a separate competition to design a football shirt.

Harry Green, a 10-year-old pupil at Hady Primary School, beat entries from across the town with his design centred on Chesterfield’s famous spire.

Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “We are delighted our exciting new initiative has gone to a club which has made such a big impression on their community.

“Everyone at Johnstone’s Paint hopes Chesterfield Junior Blues enjoy their day at Wembley after being deserving winners of our prize.”

He added: “There are clearly a lot of very talented youngsters in Chesterfield but Harry’s design stood out and showed very impressive detail.”

Oliver Couch, chairman of Chesterfield Junior Blues, said: “It’s a wonderful gesture. All our team members are football mad and they are so excited about going to Wembley to see Chesterfield in action.”