Members of the Town squad help promote FIFA 17Four Shrewsbury Town players visited GAME in Shrewsbury last night to promote the launch of FIFA 17.
Jack Grimmer, Kaiman Anderson, Dom Smith and Callum Burton took part in a FIFA tournament held by GAME in conjunction with Console Heaven.
The lads played FIFA against the general public and then signed autographs and had pictures taken with the fans.
The launch is part of an increasing partnership between GAME Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury Town in the Community, which will see gaming tournaments take place at every home game.
Jack Grimmer was delighted to be able to come down and have a game with the fans.
“It’s good to be down here playing a bit of FIFA and giving something back,” said Jack
“They come and support us and do what they can to help us win games and in return anything we can do to give back is worth it.
“It’s always good to mix with the fans and what better way to do that than play them at FIFA.”
Head of Community Jamie Edwards is excited about what new partnership with GAME can bring.
“We’ve recently gone in partnership with GAME to hopefully get a FIFA tournament at every home match, said Jamie.
“They are going to provide us with some consoles, the controllers and FIFA 17, so in our partnership we said we’d bring some players down, who were more than willing to come down and play within the FIFA tournament tonight.
“It’s nice that we can get the partnership launched and get it going.
“It’s good that the players have come to GAME and are out in the community. It wasn’t too hard to get them to come to this event.
“It’s one that the younger players wanted to come to and Dom Smith actually asked this morning if he could come, so he was added onto the list this morning, which was brilliant.”
Paul Haddon, Store Manager at GAME Shrewsbury, was pleased with how the event had gone.
“Bringing the playing community and the football community together is a massive thing,” said Paul.
“I think as we go along with the partnership we will be doing massive events like this at the club and at the store. I think it’s important for Shrewsbury as a whole, as a community, to bring together this partnership.
“There’s probably people here that might not go to the football club, so it get them involved in Shrewsbury Town and also involved in GAME as well. It’s a win-win really.”