The countdown to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final will intensify this week when an action-packed Trophy Tour is staged in Chesterfield ahead of the Wembley spectacle.
The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy team will take to the road to capture all the excitement surrounding Chesterfield and Peterborough United ahead of their big day on Sunday, March 30.
Chesterfield fans will be looking forward to a return to Wembley, as pictured by DT reader and Spireite Shelby Brown, after their 2-0 JP Trophy win in 2012 against Swindon.
Fans will have the chance to meet players and other representatives from their clubs, as well as having their picture taken with the coveted Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Giveaways aplenty will also be staged, with tickets for the Final, replica balls and Johnstone’s Paint goodies all up for grabs.
The first event was in Chesterfield today, Wednesday, March 19, at The Range, on Lordsmill Street, from 12.30pm until 2pm, before the fun moves on to the Johnstone’s Decorating Centre at the Vanguard Trading Estate from 4pm to 6pm.
On Thursday, March 20, the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy team will make an early appearance on Peak FM’s Breakfast Show from 8am before they hit the streets of Chesterfield to take in local efforts to ‘paint the town blue’ in the build up to the Spireites big day at Wembley.
The fun and giveaways then move to the Market Hall, where Chesterfield players will join the crowds at the event being staged between 3pm and 5pm.
“It promises to be a great two days and I’m sure the fans will be out in force in Chesterfield ahead of the big day,” said Johnstone’s paint brand and sponsorship manager Ben Wilde.
“The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy has always placed a very strong emphasis on engaging with fans, and what better way than hitting the road and meeting up with the supporters of a club who have done brilliantly to reach the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final for the second time in three seasons.
“These events will add to the excitement around the clubs and ensure Wembley fever continues to build. It would be great to see as many fans as possible come and join the fun.”
The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Tour was in Peterborough on Monday, March 17, and Tuesday, March 18.