Leeds United favourites to train with Gibbs & Dandy competition winner

Published:  04 August, 2015

To celebrate the opening of its new Leeds branch, builders merchant Gibbs & Dandy has launched a competition where one lucky football team from the city will win a training session with ex-Leeds United players Eddie Gray and Noel Whelan.

The competition prize includes a full Gibbs & Dandy branded team kit, as well as a selection of training equipment.

Neil Lawrence, managing director of Gibbs & Dandy, said: “All Gibbs & Dandy branches have a strong commitment to supporting their local communities, and we believe helping a local youth or adult football team would be a great prize for this football mad city.

“Whelan has a UEFA B coaching licence, while Gray is a former two-time Leeds United manager, so a training session with them will give an amazing insight into how professionals train and prepare for matches.”

Mr Gray and Mr Whelan are ambassadors for the new branch, located on Elland Road, which opened on 3 August. In addition to supporting the competition, the former players will compete in a Question of Sport-style quiz, hosted by the branch for its VIP trade customers. The pair of former players will also be working in the branch on 7 August to serve customers at the store.

Competition entrants are asked to nominate the team they think should win the prize by visiting: www.gibbsanddandy.com/leeds/footy.

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