U's the first winners of the Johnstone's Paint Pot Challenge
United’s skillful squad has helped secure the club a makeover of their facilities – thanks to Johnstone’s Paint.
The U’s were winners of the inaugural Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge, run in conjunction with the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy to provide players with a unique test of accuracy. In finishing top of the leaderboard, Oxford have claimed the top prize of £2,000 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product in the process.
The club have decided to use their prize to spruce up the changing rooms at their Kassam Stadium ground as well as a number of offices, including that of manager Chris Wilder. Changing rooms and offices at the training ground will also receive a makeover with the remaining paint. The two projects will see Johnstone’s Covaplus Vinyl Matt, Acrylic Matt and Aqua Gloss used in white and magnolia.
The product was delivered to the club by the nearest Johnstone’s Decorating Centre on the Cowley Business Centre, Watlington Road, Oxford.
Oxford manager Chris Wilder said: “The Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge was a very enjoyable event and all the players thrived on taking part in it. It created a good buzz around the training ground and to finish top of the leaderboard and win the first ever Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge is a nice bonus.
“We are all looking forward to seeing the benefits of the Johnstone’s Paint product around the club.”
The Paint Pot Challenge sees 10 players from each participating club attempt to chip the ball from the angle of the penalty area into a giant inflatable paint pot positioned centrally on the six-yard line. Ten points are awarded for a perfect chip-in and one for each time point pot was struck.
Three players produced perfect efforts en route to Oxford accumulating 32 points in last season’s competition, seven more than Coventry City and Crewe Alexandra who tied for second position.
“We are delighted that Oxford are using their Johnstone’s Paint product to good effect across both their stadium and training ground,” said Ben Wilde, Johnstone’s Paint brand & sponsorship manager.
“They were worthy winners of the Paint Pot Challenge and the Johnstone’s Paint product selected is perfect for interior use.”
The Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge has returned for a second season in 2013-14. More than 45,000 people have already viewed the challenges at www.youtube.com/user/OfficialJPT