Fiat Professional, official partner of The Football League, has today launched the Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials.
The nation-wide search to find a current tradesman who has the talent to make it as a professional footballer in The Football League is now on. Tradesmen who think they’ve got what it takes to win the one-month trial at a Football League club have until Sunday 12 June to showcase their skills by submitting videos of their footballing talent to www.tradesmantrials.co.uk.
Former tradesmen turned professional footballers, Stuart Pearce (electrician), Dean Windass (hod carrier) and Geoff Horsfield (builder) kick-started the campaign by taking part in a Tradesman Challenge to see if they have still got their tradesman skills.
The series of challenges included plastering, painting and wallpapering, re-wiring a plug and building a brick wall. Ex-referee Dermot Gallagher was on hand to keep everyone in check throughout, while comedian Ian Smith provided commentary on the players’ efforts.