On the 2nd of March 2015 Wonga.com South Africa sent off the four winners of its Newcastle United competition, together with Sias du Plesis, on a flight to go and watch their favourite football team in action in the UK.
After arriving in London town and having a little bit of time to freshen up, the winners were whisked off to Newcastle and taken to St. James' Park stadium for a VIP tour. The group were also given the opportunity to meet some of the Newcastle United first team members and to attend one of their training sessions.
For the winners, the highlight of the trip was to see their favourite NUFC players battle it out against Manchester United. Unfortunately, Ashley Young's last-minute goal earned Manchester United a precious 1-0 victory at Newcastle United to keep their team in pole position for a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League.
Despite the NUFC’s loss, the winners were ecstatic simply to have experienced this once in a lifetime opportunity. At Wonga, we are extremely honoured to have been able to make the winners ultimate dream come true!
The winners were over-the-moon with Wonga’s generosity and below is some of the feedback we have received from our lucky NUFC travellers;
“Thank you for an incredible experience. It was a mind blowing trip for me and I feel that it has strengthened my love for Newcastle and the North East of England.” – Sias de Plessis, 5 FM Sports Presenter.
“You were so brilliant and helpful. Everything was planned perfectly and it just made it that much more special. I could not have dreamed up what I have experienced, it was honestly so amazing. I am still in dreamland, it was the trip of a lifetime. I could never put it into words.” – Andrew Forsyth-Thompson.
“Thank you for giving me amazing memories. Winning this trip to the UK was a once in a lifetime experience and I feel extremely lucky that I was one of the winners in your competition,” – Audrey Azimullah.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see all the photos from the trip and upcoming competitions!