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Youngsters urged to pen their love for team

Rhyme and reason: Tony Noon and his wife Lynn are mad PNE fans and have organised a PNE poetry competition

Rhyme and reason: Tony Noon and his wife Lynn are mad PNE fans and have organised a PNE poetry competition

Calling all Preston North End fans...

A poetry competition for children who love Preston North End has been launched.

The competition aims to pull children’s love of the team and writing together.

The poetry competition is open to children aged between five and 15-years-old.

And it will be judged by 
writing group The Word in conjunction with Preston North End South Ribble 
Supporters Group

Organiser Tony Noon said: “I am involved in a couple of Lancashire groups, the Lancashire Writing Hub and The Word and we organise festivals each year. My wife is heavily into PNE, she is secretary for Preston North End and was named the Division One fan of the year. So there’s a few 
elements combined.

“I sent a poem to PNE and they put it in the programme and I had the idea from there.”

So far around 130 schools have been contacted about the competition.

Tony, 41, who lives with his wife Lynn, 43, in Penwortham said: “It is an opportunity to express yourself in verse in as a humorous or a serious manner as you want.

The competition is open to children aged between five and 15-years-old.

There are three age categories for the competition five to seven-years-old, eight to 11-years-old and 12 to 15-years-old.

There is no limit to the length of the poem and no restriction on the type of poetry.

The closing date for the competition is January 11 and the winners will be announced on January 28.

The winner of each age group will have their winning entry published in the Preston North End match day programme and receive a football signed by members of the Preston North End squad.

There will also be runners up prizes. And a special £15 book token will be awarded by The Life Channel to the most humorous entry.

To enter send your poem, your fill name, age, address, phone number, school name, parent name and email address to poetrycomp@redvarkpublishing.co.uk or 10 Cinnamon Court, Penwortham, Preston

Each child can submit a maximum of two entries.

For info go to www.pnesouthribble.com or www.redvarkpublishing.co.uk

 

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