JD Sports World Cup of Trainers

JD Sports, has launched its own take on this year’s World Cup and being the ‘King of Trainers’ there was only one thing this could ever involve, trainers and lots of them. The new competition will involve a total of 32 pairs of footwear, one pair to represent each of the countries competing in the 2010 World Cup.

At the start of the World Cup the sneaker heads at JD Sports selected 32 of their favourite Nike, Fred Perry and Adidas trainers. These trainers were then divided into eight groups with the top two teams f r o m each group progressing through to the knockout stages in their fight to compete for the overall title of World Champion of Trainers 2010.

The World Cup of Trainers competition is currently running on the JD Sports Official Facebook page where fans of JD are able to vote for their favourite trainers, each vote counting as a goal for their team with the most votes wining the match. The competition will close on the 11th of July, the same day as the World Cup final, so there is still time to enter.

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JD Sports Announces Official Partnership With M.E.N. Arena

Leading British and now global sports fashion retailer JD Sports is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Europe’s largest indoor venue and the world’s second busiest arena in 2009, the SMG Europe managed M.E.N. Arena for 2010.

JD Sports Announces Official Partnership With M.E.N. Arena

First opened in 1995 the arena, which is located within 60 minutes drive of 11.4 million people, played host to Mike Tyson’s UK debut fight, seen by over 100 million worldwide, and has hosted superstar acts such as U2 and Madonna stage concerts.

As well as having strong connections with sports fashion brands like adidas Originals and Fred Perry, JD Sports is also proud of its continued musical connections which include previous link-ups with Ian Brown and Doves as well as a current partnership with popular live music club Moho Live, and the M.E.N. Arena continuing to host the biggest names in music, comedy and sport since 1995, the exclusive footwear and clothing retailer is delighted to team up with the premier venue for the duration of 2010 onwards.

The 21,000 capacity arena is known throughout the globe for hosting some of the biggest names in the entertainment business and attracting in excess of 1 million visitors a year as well as being consistently nominated for International Venue of the Year, this venture will enable JD Sports to acquire tickets for a host of specially selected and immensely popular events such as Lady Gaga, Stereophonics, Black Eyed Peas, JLS, Peter Kay’s record-breaking 2010/11 residency and many more throughout the year. These sought after tickets will then be made available to win exclusively through our Facebook fan page which has close to 50,000 members.

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JD Sports Launches Competition To Find Miss Apple Bottoms

To celebrate the arrival of the hot new range of Apple Bottoms landing in JD Sports this September, JD has teamed up with the funky fresh brand to find their very own Miss Apple Bottoms.

Founded by the American Hip Hop master mind, Nelly, Apple Bottoms serves up the freshest gear to trendsetting women of all shapes and sizes, with their motto being: “A woman should not try to fit the clothes; the clothes should fit the woman”. With this in mind, Apple Bottoms and JD Sports are looking for one girl to be the perfect fit and become the face of this stylish new range for this autumn.

The selected finalists will get to attend a casting day and then the winner will take part in their own exclusive photo shoot in the latest Apple Bottoms collection.

The winner of this exclusive competition will then feature in her very own advertising campaign and receive a year’s supply of the notorious Apple Bottoms jeans and her swanky new pictures to keep.

But that’s not all; Apple Bottoms is also offering a pair of its womens jeans signed by the main man himself, Nelly. This is a money can’t buy prize and one certainly not to be missed. Internationally admired and worn by celebrities including Ashanti and Fergie as well as being featured on Americas next Top Model.

Full details on how to enter, along with terms and conditions are available through the JD Sports website jdsports.co.uk/applebottoms.

JD Sports Fashion Plc is the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear. The company operates over 350 stores through the UK.

John David Sports was founded in 1981 with one shop in Bury. It expanded into the Arndale Centre in Manchester in 1983 and consolidated its position throughout the 1980s with further openings, largely in the North and Midlands. The first London store was opened in Oxford Street in 1989 and by the time of JD Sports’ stock market flotation in 1996 there were 56 stores.

The business continued to grow organically until 2002 and then grew further with the acquisition of over 200 stores, further consolidating its position as the leading UK retailer of fashionable sports and casual wear.

As well as offering customers leading brands such as Nike, Adidas Originals, Lacoste, Converse and K-Swiss, JD Sports also stocks ‘own-label’ brands.

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