The Premier League Trophy will be visiting Jersey this autumn thanks to Barclays Wealth
The trophy will be in Jersey in conjunction with Barclays Wealth for the first time and will, while in the island, be available for football fanatics of all ages to have their photo taken with it. The trophy will travel with its security guards from the UK and will be in Jersey for two days. A schedule of events will be taking place on the 23rd and 24th September to celebrate its arrival in Jersey.
The current Premier League Trophy was created by Royal Jewellers, Asprey of London, and weighs 4 st (25 kg; 56 lb), and is 76 cm (30 in) tall, 43 cm (17 in) wide and 25 cm (9.8 in) deep. Its main body is solid sterling silver and silver gilt, while its plinth is made of malachite, a semi-precious stone with a silver band around its circumference, upon which the names of the title-winning clubs are listed. The design of the trophy is based on the heraldry of Three Lions that is associated with English football with two of the lions found above the handles on either side of the trophy, the third is symbolised by the captain of the title winning team as he raises the trophy, and its gold crown, above his head to celebrate victory in the league competition. Since the Premier League was established in 1992-1993, 43 clubs have competed in the league but only four have ever won the title – Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Richard Corrigan, Director, Barclays Wealth:, Jersey, commented ‘I am delighted that we have the opportunity to bring over the Barclays Premier League Trophy. We are hoping that those who lift the trophy will feel the same elation as the footballers who have won the league!’
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Arnaud Humblot / Will Bowen, Barclays Wealth, Corporate Communications
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