14. July 2011 11:00
Last week, we loaded up the Icons van with classic shirts and photos (as well as the famous Icons backdrop) and took ourselves on a roadtrip to the Total Football Show at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire. Lilleshall Hall was formerly home to the FA Centre of Excellence, a conveyer belt of talent that churned out the likes of Jermain Defoe, Scott Parker, Michael Owen and Wes Brown and we loved watching the stars of tomorrow battle it out in the two day tournament.
We also took the opportunity to launch a competition. To compliment the Leo Messi boot we're giving away to coincide with the Copa America, we gave everyone in attendance the chance to win a beautiful football boot, signed by Kaka.
Upon our return to Icons HQ, we picked one name at random and are delighted to announce that Rob Ellis, of St Germaine FC in Harlow, is the lucky winner. Congratulations to Rob and for everyone else, keep your eyes peeled for further great giveaways from Icons.
4. July 2011 10:28
The Icons team are delighted to announce our presence at the Total Football Show, taking place later this week in Telford, Shropshire. We'll be at stand E1 of the expo, which will also be attended by such football luminaries as Gary Speed, Ade Akinbiyi, Kevin Phillips and Steve Bull. Icons will be taking a full range of signed merchandise, available at fantastic prices. The event, which runs from 8th - 10th of July, will feature guest talks by the aforementioned players, as well as referees' chief Keith Hackett, former Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee and Walsall coach Dean Smith.
As well as having the chance to pick up some great merchandise and advice from the seminars, attendees will be able to watch two underage football tournaments and participate in twice daily coaching sessions. It really is a carnival of football for those who can't wait for the beginning of the new season. Tickets are available from Ticket Web and are priced at £7.50 for adults and £4 for concessions. Further information on the event is available on the official website, where the event organisers are also giving away a signed Iniesta shirt, courtesy of Icons. Come on down to say hello to the Icons team at stand E1 and get to see some of the great products on our website first hand. See you there!