Youngsters’ faces lit up when the Barclays Premier League trophy went on show in Corby.
The day gave children and adults alike the chance to get pictures with the 25kg trophy, currently held by Manchester City, at the Multi-Use Games Area in Oakley Vale.
The area is one of 200 Barclays Spaces for Sports sites across the UK.
Community programme manager at Groundwork Northamptonshire Kate Williams said: “The event was fantastic; it was great to see the young people’s faces when the trophy arrived.
“Each and every one of them loved getting their photograph with it and they all went home telling stories of lifting the trophy. It was a brilliant day.”
The event, run by the Football Foundation, is an example of the partnership between Barclays and the Football Foundation, whose programme Barclays Spaces for Sports won Sponsorship/Partnership of the Year at the 2014 Football Business Awards.
Barclays Spaces for Sports is a community sports programme which uses the power of sport to help young people develop the confidence and skills they need, and revitalise disadvantaged communities.
As part of this scheme, Barclays has partnered with the Football Foundation to deliver £67m of facilities investment programme which has developed 200 community facilities across the UK which cater for a wide range of sports.
Northampton Town FC defender Zander Diamond was also on hand to welcome the trophy.