Fiat Professional, official partner of The Football League, has launched the Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials – a nationwide search to find a current tradesman who has the talent to make it as a professional footballer in The Football League.
The move from the trades to professional football is a well-trodden path and in an initiative that is sure to spark discussion at the trade counter, Fiat Professional is giving your customers the opportunity to win a one month trial at a Football League club.
Tradesmen who think they’ve got what it takes have until 12th June to showcase their skills by submitting videos of their footballing talent to www.tradesmantrials.co.uk. The best entries will then be invited to attend an exclusive Tradesman Trials day, in association with The Football League that will take place by the end of June, where they will be put through their paces in front of a selection of scouts and Fiat Professional’s football ambassadors. The winner will then select his preferred club from those signed up to the campaign and receive a £2,000 prize.
Former tradesmen turned professional footballers, Stuart Pearce (electrician), Dean Windass (hod carrier) & Geoff Horsfield (builder) kick started the campaign by taking part in a Tradesman Challenge to see if they have still got their tradesman skills. The series of challenges included plastering, painting and wallpapering, re-wiring a plug and building a brick wall. Ex-referee Dermot Gallagher was on hand to keep everyone in check throughout, while comedian Ian Smith provided commentary on the players’ efforts.
To find out how they got on, take a look at the video below:
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