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Wolves FC team up with Wolverhampton and Black Country Show

Wolves fans can have their picture taken with the League One trophy at the Wolverhampton and Black Country Show this weekend.

Supporters will be able to pose with the trophy Kenny Jackett's men won in May while club mascots Wolfie and Wendy will also be paying a visit at different times over the weekend as well. 

It's the first time Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have teamed up with the city council run show, which is being held in West Park on 12 to 13 July.

The club has joined a list of partners championing the popular family event, which this year sees support from the BBC's flagship World War One at Home tour, Signal 107, Banks's and Wolverhampton Civic Halls.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "We've just had confirmation that Wolves will be joining us at the show, which this year brings together more city partners than ever before to put on a great family event.

"I'm sure there are a lot of loyal fans out there who will want to get a photo of themselves with the trophy ahead of the new season.

Matt Grayson, head of marketing and communications at Wolves, added: "We are delighted to be getting involved with an event with the whole of the city working together.

"We will be bringing the League One trophy to West Park on both days where fans will be able to get their picture taken with it. Fans will need to bring their own camera to take their photos.

"We will have a small retail outlet at the show too. In between some of the arena acts we will be running penalty shoot outs with Wolfie and Wendy, our mascots.

"This is the first year we have been involved in the show and we hope that our involvement will grow in the coming years."

As well as the arena there are 2 performance stages and Banks's Beer Festival, serving 16 real ales is also on tap throughout the weekend.

Other attractions include old favourites the Monster Trucks, Gerrard Naprous and the Devil's Horsemen, Bolddog Lings Free Style Motorcross Team and Elaine Hill's sheepdog display, while there will also be a miniature steam railway, fairground rides and a variety of stalls.

Meanwhile, West Park will also be hosting the BBC's prestigious World War One at Home tour over the same weekend.

Actor Larry Lamb will be at the Briefing Room on Saturday, with One Show reporter Lucy Siegle taking up the reins on the Sunday. They'll be presenting a series of enlightening talks with expert contributors covering a whole host of First World War topics, including record producer and rail buff Pete Waterman who will talk about the history of the railways during the conflict.

As well as live broadcasts from BBC WM the World War One at Home event will include hands on activities, performances and interactive sessions for all ages.

Entry to the Wolverhampton and Black Country Show is just £3 for adults and £2 for children aged 2 to 16. Entry to the BBC World War One at Home tour is free.

  • released: Tuesday 8 July, 2014