Football fans will have the chance to get up close and personal with the Barclays Premier League trophy this September.

The trophy is making an exclusive visit to the island next month and will be available at the Broad Street branch of Barclays Wealth on Thursday, 24 September from 11.30am to 5.30pm, for fans to have their photo taken alongside it.

The event is being organised by Barclays Wealth and is raising money for Help a Jersey Child. In exchange for a small donation, members of the public will be able to have their photograph taken with the Barclays Premier League trophy by a professional photographer.

Richard Corrigan, Director of Barclays Wealth in Jersey, said: ‘I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to bring the Barclays Premier League trophy to Jersey. This is a unique opportunity and we hope that the public will thoroughly enjoy it. We have agreed to extend our branch opening hours on the day so that as many people as possible can visit the trophy after school and after work. The proceeds from donations made on the day will be awarded to an extremely worthwhile local charity and I hope that the event raises a significant amount of money for Help a Jersey Child.’

The trophy will be in the island for a two-day whistle stop tour accompanied by a yet-to-be announced football legend. The tour will see the trophy visiting the Springfield stadium for a primary schools football tournament on 23 September followed by an evening reception and dinner, followed by the public viewing at the Broad Street branch of Barclays Wealth on 24 September. 

An announcement will be made shortly to name the ex-player that will be accompanying the trophy on its visit to Jersey.

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