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World Books Day 2021 providing two young fans with an exciting opportunity!

23 March 2021

In celebration of World Book Day 2021, Tranmere Rovers in the Community ran a writing competition in partnership with the Premier League Primary Stars programme.  

 

The #SWA2 were asked to put their writing and creative skills to the test in order to create a short story or poem about ‘Tranmere Rovers’ and the winners picked by Vice Chair, Nicola Palios, would have their piece featured in our matchday programme.  

 

Ten year old, Ashton, from Bidston Primary School was the successful winner of the poetry competition with a brilliant piece about his Great Grandad and former Rovers player, Harold Atkinson.  

 

Speaking to Ashton about his poem he said: “We have a lot of scrap books and stuff belonging to my great grandad so I took inspiration from that and it took me only two hours to write. 

 

I am really happy to have won and I can’t wait to see it published and receive my own copy of the programme”  

 

Ashton’s mum added: “It makes me really happy the Ashton, even though he never met his great grandad, can follow his career in football through our memorabilia that we have at home. 

 

Poetry is an amazing way for young people to express themselves and to have their work published and at such a young age is great for their confidence. Community spirit is what keeps that connection between the Club and the fans.”


Winner of the short story was nine year old, Oliver, from Raeburn Primary School who wrote a fantastic piece on a day at Prenton Park.  We spoke to Oliver’s teacher, Mr Thomas, who said: "I really believe children write best when passionate about what they're writing about, and I know there are a lot of football fans here at Raeburn Primary School! 

 

"As our local team, we're proud to support the Super White Army and are grateful for the opportunity the club has given to us to share one of our children's writing."  

 

We would like to thank everyone for their entries to this year's World Book Day competition and all participants received a thank you certificate for entered.  

 

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