Eight year old Katie Bower recently won a school competition with a little help from the Blades.
Pupils at Morton Trentside School in Gainsborough in order to encourage them to read more were set the task to get a photograph of them reading in an extreme place. Katie's mum approached Sheffield United to see if they could assist.
Katie came to the ground early one match day and was given the opportunity to read in a number of 'extreme' settings including the home dug- out, the goal mouth and the press desks. It was the photo of her reading at the bottom of the kop with the ground behind her which was finally submitted and was the winner.
Katie said 'It was a big surprise being able to go to the football ground to take my photo. I was so excited to go around the ground and so was my dad. I had fun going in the press box and couldn't believe I sat in the goal where the Blades have scored so many goals! I was so lucky to win the competition. Thank you Sheffield United I had such fun'.
Sue Beeley, United's Training and Development Manager,' We try to support a range of educational requests from fans and are delighted that the help we gave Katie resulted in her winning the competition'.