Up For The Cup

HAMMERS fans will get the chance to lift the famous European Cup Winners Cup, just like the legendary Bobby Moore did when West Ham United won the competition in 1965, at the National Football Museum in Deepdale Stadium this Saturday.

The European Cup Winners Cup will be on display, within The National Football Museum's 'UEFA Exhibition', which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of European footballs governing body.

In recognition of West Ham United winning the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965 the Museum are allowing Hammers fans to have their photograph taken with the impressive trophy. Supporters young and old will be able to hold aloft the cup that Bobby Moore and his side secured after their 2-0 victory over Munich 1860, in front of 100,000 supporters at Wembley.

And what's more Hammers fans will continue to benefit in the 2004/05 season from the fact that entry into The National Football Museum, located within Deepdale Stadium, continues to be completely FREE.

The National Football Museum which houses the greatest collections of football memorabilia in the world, has recently been loaned some truly outstanding football gems. These include unbelievably, the match ball from the first ever World Cup final in 1930 between Uruguay and Argentina, the shirt Diego Maradona wore in the infamous "Hand of God" game and John Motson's inimitable sheepskin coat.

Mark Bushell, National Football Museum spokesman, said: "This is a great chance for Hammers supporters to hold one of Europe's iconic trophies. West Ham United, under Ron Greenwood, played attacking and positive football and Alan Sealey's brace gave the Hammers a well deserved victory. To be pictured with the trophy will rekindle great memories for those Hammers fans who remember the triumph."

Supporters who provide their own camera can have their picture taken with the trophy for only £3.00, whilst Museum personnel can take a photograph for visitors for just £10.00 + P&P.

The trophy will be available from 12.30pm-2.30pm.

For more information please visit: www.nationalfootballmuseum.com