Rovers continued its special affiliation with the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy by being the first club to compete in the competition’s ‘Paint Pot Challenge’, an initiative designed to take fan and club engagement to the next level.
Created to test the shooting accuracy of the most competent footballer, the challenge involved the Rovers players trying to kick a ball from the edge 18-yard box into a huge inflatable paint pot placed on the penalty spot – with all the action being caught on camera!
To celebrate Johnstone’s Paint’s number one vinyl matt emulsion available in 16,000 shades, the ‘Paint Pot Challenge’ will be going on a nationwide tour throughout the 2012/13 season, visiting club training grounds for professional player challenges.
Rovers, who were the first winners of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy back in 2007, were also the first club to take part in the challenge. The club with the most successful attempts at the end of the season will win £2,000 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product for a club makeover.
Clubs that finish in second and third place will receive £1,000 and £500 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product respectively.
Paul Farrell, sponsorship manager for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, is delighted that Doncaster Rovers is the first club to take on the challenge.
He said: “Everybody remembers that afternoon at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium where Doncaster Rovers clinched the first Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a thrilling 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers.
“So we’re ecstatic that the first trophy holders to be the club to launch our ‘Paint Pot Challenge’ ahead of the second round. I’m sure everybody associated with the club will be looking forward to seeing how the players perform in front of our cameras.”