Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Bristol City unveils shock summer 'signing'

Thu 1st Aug 2013 | Marketing & PR

Football’s silly season is well and truly upon us, but few clubs will be able to match the shock signing unveiled by Bristol City Football Club today; 31 year-old fan Craig Kenna, great newphew of club legend Alec Eisentrager.

Kenna, who works in a tyre warehouse in Bristol, has been assigned the number 12 shirt for the coming season following an innovative initiative by City’s sponsors, Blackthorn Cider. As part of its efforts to bring supporters closer to the game, Blackthorn offered all season-ticket holders the chance to become part of the squad for the 2013/14.

As the winner, Kenna will take part in selective team activities, such as the official team photo and leading the team out for the opening game of the season.

Speaking at his official unveiling, Kenna said: “I’m thrilled to have won a place in the official City squad. You always expect someone else will be the winner, but I’m over the moon. This club means so much to me, especially as my great uncle Alec Eisentrager played for the club between 1949-1958”

Bristol City Commercial Director, Kevin Smith, said: “We want our fans to get closer to the club that they love more than any other in English football. ‘Signing’ Craig shows our commitment to our fans and providing them with truly unique experiences”.

Kenna, who took part in Bristol City’s official team photo today, will be introduced to fans at the club’s first home game of the season, against Bradford City on Saturday 3rd August.

Blackthorn Cider signed as the principal sponsor of Bristol’s three biggest sporting clubs for the coming season; Bristol City Football, Bristol Rovers Football Club and Bristol Rugby Club, making it the biggest supporter of sport in Bristol.

 

Picture: Craig Kenna is sat in the centre of the photo and will carry the number 12 shirt for the season.

 

 Posted by: Kev Howland

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

ATPI Becomes Official Tour Partner For Playon's At Soccer Sevens Tournament

Wed 24th May 2017 | Marketing & PR

Global sports travel management agency ATPI Sports Events, part of the ATPI Group, has been appointed to manage the travel arrangements for Playon’s team participating in the 2017 Soccer Sevens....

Nissan Kicks Off New UEFA Champions League Campaign

Mon 22nd May 2017 | Marketing & PR

Nissan kicks off a new campaign today that offers UK fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the UEFA Champions League Final on 3 rd June 2017 with David Ginola. The #GetThereWithGinola...

New World Record Set In Returfing Of FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar Pitch

Mon 22nd May 2017 | Marketing & PR

Global pitch specialists SIS Pitches have helped to set a new world record in returfing the football pitch at Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium. An impressive 7,885m2 of turf was installed...

Learn How to Improve Your Teamís Mental Performance in 2 Days

Fri 19th May 2017 | Marketing & PR

Have you considered the impact the mental side of the game has on you, your players, their performance and ultimately your team’s results? As players, coaches and managers alike come under...