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Young Blade Mia meets her hero

5 October 2015

A young Sheffield United fan met her Blades hero and was presented with a signed home shirt - thanks to Club sponsors John Holland.

The prestige car dealership, who have been the front-of-shirt sponsors of the Blades since the beginning of the 2014/15 season, presented four-year-old Mia Goddard with the prize at their showroom on Meadowhall Road.

Mia, of Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield, won the opportunity following a John Holland social media competition announced at the Blades away kit launch event.

Sheffield United cult hero John Brayford was on hand to present the shirt, much to the delight of Mia, who attends Parsons Cross Church of England Primary School.

Her father, Nathan, said: "We are so grateful to John Holland for this wonderful prize.

"The signed framed shirt is a wonderful prize in itself but having John Brayford there to present it was a total shock and the icing on the cake. I am sure Mia will be talking about this for a long time now!"

Mark Holland, John Holland managing director, said: "Ever since we have become the front-of-shirt sponsors of Sheffield United, we have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with Blades fans.

"It gives us great pleasure to give fans opportunities such as this and it was heart-warming to see the reaction of Mia when she realised John Brayford was here too.

"We now look forward to launching more competitions as the season progresses."

Since its establishment in 1975, the family-run firm has developed into a worldwide supplier of the finest sports, prestige, luxury and 4x4 cars. For more information about John Holland, visit​

Photo caption: Sheffield United's John Brayford presents a signed Blades shirt to Mia Goddard and father Nathan at John Holland's showroom.

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