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Shop paint job to get Johnstone's touch

8 October 2013

The new club shop gets an extra splash of colour thanks to the Sky Blues' Paintpot Challenge performance

The Sky Blues' new club shop is to be given the perfect look – thanks to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

After reaching the Northern Area Final last season, City begin their 2013-14 campaign with a second round trip to Leyton Orient tonight.

But it is their exploits in last season’s Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge which will help spruce up the new club shop, which will be based on the Gallagher Retail Park.

Along with Crewe Alexandra, City finished second in last season’s inaugural Paint Pot Challenge behind champions Oxford United, sealing £750 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product to spend on club projects in the process.

The Sky Bet League One club have spent their prize on a special ‘Sky Blue’ paint from the Johnstone’s Team Colour Card, while have also invested in other products from the wide Johnstone’s Paint range.

The product selected was Johnstone’s Acrylic Durable Matt from the nearby Johnstone’s Decorating Centre in Coventry, based on Gosford Street, just off Sky Blue Way A4600.

The Johnstone’s Team Colour Card features the home kit colours of all clubs involved in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, offering an exclusive chance for fans to paint their homes in the colours of their beloved team.

Coventry City’s corporate sales manager Tynan Scope said: “All the players enjoyed taking part in last season’s Paint Pot Challenge and it was part of a memorable season for the club in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

“For us to finish in the runners-up spot in the Paint Pot Challenge was a real bonus and the Johnstone’s Paint product prize couldn’t be better timed with us opening a new club shop.

Coventry finished in a share of second spot in the unique challenge, which tested the skill of 10 members of a club’s playing and management staff as they attempted to chip the ball from the edge of the penalty area into a giant inflatable paint pot situated on the six-yard line.

Ten points were awarded for a successful chip in to the paint pot, and one point if the ball brushed the inflatable.

“We are delighted that Coventry have used their Johnstone’s Paint product as part of the preparations for the new club shop,” said Ben Wilde, Johnstone’s Paint Brand & Sponsorship Manager.

“Johnstone’s Acrylic Durable Matt is specially formulated for interior use so is perfect for projects such as these.”

The Paint Pot Challenges of 2012-13 can be viewed HERE!

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