npower Announces the Winner of Every Shirt Competition for Reading FC

By Npower, PRNE
Sunday, May 22, 2011

WORCESTER, England, May 23, 2011 -

npower has announced that Royals' fan Mark Horseman will be the face of
Reading FC when they take on Swansea City.

Mark, 63, from Kennington, Oxford, will feature on a giant 24 x16 metre
poster on the side of Wembley Stadium on Monday, May 30 - seen by thousands
of people on their way into the ground for the npower Championship play offs
( Final.

Mark won the competition - run by Football League title sponsors npower -
after explaining what the Reading shirt means to him. There were more than
three thousand entries from football fans across the country.

He explained on his entry: "I may not have got an invite to the Royal
Wedding, but this shirt is the only proof I need that I'm a Royal."

The giant poster of the Every Shirt winner ( will be revealed
on Wembley's North Exterior Wall in full view of the thousands of fans
walking up Olympic Way to the stadium.

Mark added: "I could hardly believe it when I heard I would be the face
of Reading at Wembley. It is a huge day for the club and I am proud to be a
part of it.

"I can imagine thousands of Reading fans walking towards the stadium.
They will see my picture as soon as they are off the train. Several of my
friends will be at the game and I am not going to tell them about the
posters. It will be a big surprise for them.

"I go to most games with my daughter Helen and we will be at Wembley
together to cheer the Royals on. I'm predicting a 3-1 win for the Royals with
Super Shane Long to score."

npower sponsorship manager Emma Collins said: "We are delighted for Mark.
He is clearly a huge Reading fan.

"It is the biggest day of the season for the Royals. We're sure Mark and
Helen will enjoy their trip to Wembley - which promises to be a huge occasion
for everyone involved."

The competition was part of npower's Every Shirt ( Has a Story
campaign, which encouraged football fans across the country to submit their
favourite shirt stories.

The promotion is still open for fans to enter, with a range of prizes and
football tickets to be won before June 30.

About npower:

npower are proud sponsors of The npower Football League, ( including The
npower Championship, npower League 1 and npower League 2 commencing July
. It also offers a Football Saver ( energy

npower has 6.5 million residential gas and electricity accounts
throughout the UK. npower is a market leader in renewable energy. npower
juice matches green energy primarily from off-shore wind farms for juice
customers at no extra cost Join the energy industry discussion on npower's
interactive debating website the brighter energy debate where you can post
your questions, views and comments.

npower has been awarded platinum status in Business in the Community's CR
Index and is one of twenty-nine companies to have achieved the CommunityMark
since its launch. All CommunityMark achievers have been recognised for
demonstrating excellence in their holistic and strategic approach to
community investment.

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