One of the most prestigious prizes in football will be in Aberdeen this weekend.
The North East Scotland Manchester City Supporters club are bringing the Premier League trophy, won by Pep Guardiola’s superstars last season, to the Beach Ballroom on Saturday.
It will be joined at the charity night, in aid of Aberdeen FC Community Trust, City in the Community and Sands, by the Carabao Cup and FA Community Shield – both also held by the Cityzens.
Supporters club secretary David Ramsay said: “We’ve done one trophy night previously, that was way back in 2012.
“But we try to do some charity fundraising every year.
“The opportunity to let young people get their photo taken with the trophy was a big thing, as a lot of the kids who are local will never get the chance.
“Maybe a young footballer would be inspired by that.”
After Man City agreed to lend the trophies to them for the night, the supporters club had to stump up £1,200 for security guards, who fly up from England with the silverware then back again.
David has followed City since 1993 after a family holiday gave him the chance to see a 1-1 draw with Queen’s Park Rangers at the old Maine Road.
The 100-strong Aberdeen-based group’s core members fly down to Manchester on Saturday mornings for games or watch them in Holburn Street’s Adams Lounge.
David added: “The majority of the club are season ticket holders at the Etihad Stadium and try to get to as many games as possible.”
Tickets to the event are £20 for adults and £5 for children.
The trophies will be displayed between 7-10pm, with photo opportunities, as well as a raffle, DJ, auction and stovies.
Among the items up for grabs will be a City shirt signed by midfielder Bernardo Silva.
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