Pools boss Dave Challinor and Chief Executive Mark Maguire
paid a visit to West Park Primary School last week to carry out a very
They were invited along to help choose the winner of a competition
in which pupils had been asked to come up with a design for the school's newsports kit.
A panel of teachers managed to whittle down the entries to a
shortlist before Challinor and Maguire arrived on Friday afternoon to pick whatthey considered to be the best design.
After a long period of discussion and debate, it was Toby's
blue and white (surprise, surprise!) kit that came out on top and he wasdeclared the winner in a special school assembly.
As part of Toby's prize, he will be mascot for a fixture at
Victoria Park while the rest of the children who made the shortlist were also giventickets to a Pools game.
“It was such a tough decision because all of the shortlisteddesigns were of such a high standard,” admitted Challinor.
“Perhaps it wasn't a big shock that we opted for a blue and
white design – though, being a Liverpool fan, there was a red one that caughtmy eye!
“But Toby's was a worthy winner. He had obviously put a lot of work in to it and I can't wait to see the finished product once it's been manufactured. I'm sure they will look very smart.”