3rd October 2003

 

UNIVERSITY TO HOST ENGLAND FANS’ FOOTBALL FORUM

 

Fans of David Beckham, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney will be heading for Lincoln from all parts of the UK next month for an England football fans’ forum.

 

The University of Lincoln has been chosen to host the latest forum staged by englandfans, The FA’s official England supporters’ club, on Thursday 23rd October.

 

And as an added bonus those attending will be treated to an exclusive multimedia preview of the £757 million Wembley Stadium project by Nick Barron, Marketing and Communications Manager with The FA.

 

englandfans staged last year’s forum at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, so the decision to bring the event to Lincoln this month is being seen as a major coup for the university.

 

The englandfans forum at 7pm is open only to englandfans members, but members of the public are invited to attend the Wembley presentation at 6pm in the Cargill Lecture Theatre in the university’s main academic building.

 

The two events are being co-ordinated by Alan Lee, a member of englandfans and one of the co-ordinators of 4england, an independent England supporters’ club.

 

“I’ve been working as a fans’ ambassador with England and The FA for many years and I’ve supported England all over the world, including Japan in the last World Cup,” said Alan, who works in the university’s accommodation office.

 

“To be asked to host the fans’ forum and the Wembley presentation is a real coup for the university and the city.”

 

If you would like to attend the Wembley stadium presentation contact Alan Lee on Lincoln 886822 or email alee@lincoln.ac.uk to reserve your free ticket.

 

Architects and members of the university’s Estates and Facilities Department will get an even closer view of the Wembley Stadium development on 5th December when they will be taken on a special tour of the site.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                     email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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