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Colin Bloomfield Award

6 April 2016

Writing Competition In Honour Of Fan

“Colin was one of those people that you instantly took a liking too," said Simon.

“Despite his illness, he was here at the Meadow doing bits for the website and the programme and as someone who was inspired by him to go into journalism, I think it’s only right that we honour his name with a competition that promotes both his love of football and journalism.”


Simon Wilderspin, who is helping to organise the award, believes the award is a fitting tribute to a great man.

All entries must have your name, age and contact information on them.

All entries must be submitted via email to - ColinBloomfieldAward@shrewsburytown.co.uk or can be handed into the Shrewsbury Town media department at Greenhous Meadow.

The winners will be presented the opportunity of a media matchday experience at Shrewsbury’s final home game of the season against Peterborough (30 April). A trophy will also be presented on the day to the winners as well as getting the opportunity to interview a player after the game and receiving some memento’s to take away from your day.

The competition is open from now and will close on Sunday 24th April.

PLEASE NOTE: The word count is 200-800 words.

The task is to write anything you like about football. It can be about you playing or watching, an interview with a player or a match report. Simply anything to do with football.

The competition has two age groups; Years 7-11 (ages 10-15) Secondary School and ages 16-18.

To honour Colin and his dedication to his work, Shrewsbury Town have announced they will be holding a Colin Bloomfield Award, aimed at getting young people involved in sports journalism.

After the most recent reoccurrence of his decade-long battle with cancer, Colin invited people from all over the world to share his battle, and with that, he managed to raise awareness and over £100,000 for the Melanoma Appeal.

After getting his degree in Journalism from the University of Central Lancashire, Colin went on to work, write and talk about his passion – football.

Colin was well-known, well-respected, and above all, well-loved member of not only the Shropshire Community, but also to the people of Derbyshire where he worked at BBC Radio Derby.

Colin’s brave battle against cancer sadly came to an end last April, on the same day as his beloved Shrewsbury Town confirmed their promotion back to League One.

Shrewsbury Town have launched a writing competition in honour of Colin Bloomfield.

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