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Shakers Make Surprise School Visit

15 October 2018

Christ Church Ainsworth Primary School received a special visit today after they won our mascot-naming competition.

In June, we contacted sixty-three primary schools in the Bury area, offering them the chance to enter a competition to name our brand-new mascot. Seven schools came back to us, with five of these further confirming a name they wanted to put forward for their nomination.

The names were then put forward to the supporters for a public vote, with Peeler coming out on top!

This morning, players Jordan Archer and Jamie Barjonas were joined by Peeler, as they paid a surprise visit to the school!

Jordan and Jamie attended a special assembly at the school, where they answered numerous questions from the children. They then presented the school with some goals and lightweight footballs – which were specially chosen as part of their personalised prize – along with a signed shirt.


Sam Hopkinson, who came up with the winning name, was also presented with a signed ball.

Every pupil from all of the schools that entered the competition have been invited to Saturday's game against Notts County. A free Family Ticket, which admits one child plus one adult, has been offered to each pupil via their school.


The main image shows Jordan, Jamie and Peeler alongside Mr Matheson and the Sports Captains from Christ Church Ainsworth.

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