Competition-winning De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) students have the chance to come face to face with Foxes hero Premier League Champion, Christian Fuchs.
The Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) and Austria Captain met with 100 happy students at a special prize giving ceremony of t-shirts from his fashion brand #NoFuchsGiven.
And the star vows that students will be seeing a lot more of him at DMU, thanks to a special deal with the university.
Students were randomly selected to win the t-shirts after submitting correct answers to three questions posed by Christian in a video, in the weeks leading up to the event.
The event on Tuesday took place ahead of a rehearsal for one of DMU’s Winter Graduation Ceremonies, where Christian joined students on a catwalk, showcasing his clothing range on Wednesday afternoon.
The giveaway was made possible due a unique partnership deal, which DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard officially signed with Christian and the stars wife Raluca on Tuesday evening.
Christian said: “This competition and the fashion show are just the start of an exciting partnership, between the university and my fashion brand.
“We have a lot more planned for the future and it’s great that there is such brilliant support from the students of DMU who I’ve loved interacting with this last week.
“It’s great to see that Leicester City have taken the hearts of so many DMU students and that I can give something back for their support last season and this.”
The partnership will create a number of opportunities for DMU students, including a design competition for those studying Fashion BA (Hons). The winner of the competition will see their designs launched into the #NoFuchsGiven fashion range.
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The photograph opportunity for students held in The Venue@DMU saw Christian address the winners before inviting them on to the stage one by one to collect their prize.
One of those students was Leicester fan Grace Morgan, a final year Journalism BA (Hons) student. She said: “As a Leicester fan, I’m so excited that I could meet him and be given my prize.
“It is extremely exciting to have a partnership like this with a big name like Christian and the opportunities it will bring DMU are incredible.”
Another of the lucky winners was Peter Bott a third year Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons) who said: “The university has really good connections which help to raise its profile.
“This is a great collaboration which will really benefit our students.
“Christian is very friendly and personable so I’m sure this partnership will work.”
It was a busy week for Christian who also visited the Campus Centre to officially open the revamped De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) on Wednesday.
Christian cut the ribbon, led an egg roulette challenge and drank a special #NoFuchsGiven cocktail after answering questions from fans.
Christian’s appearance at the Grand Opening of DSU followed the 2pm Health and Life Sciences graduation ceremony where he not only took part in his fashion show, but witnessed his boss, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri become an Honorary Doctor of Arts.
Me said: “I’m delighted for Claudio to be recognised for his past achievements by the university with an honorary degree.
“It is such a prestigious award, I’m so happy for him.”
A football themed week at DMU has now come to an end, but Christian ended by saying: “You’ll be seeing a lot more of me on campus, that’s for sure.”
Watch this space for more opportunities involving Christian and his fashion brand in the coming months.
Christian is back in action for Leicester City this evening (Friday) as they face Derby County in an East Midlands derby, with the winners securing a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Posted on Friday 27th January 2017