Malky’s men came face to face with a very different sort of opponent on Friday 1st November… Miniature versions of themselves!

The ‘Mini Me’ competition, launched by Wales’ favourite pie maker in September, saw families enter their young siblings as a look-alike of a Cardiff City FC player in a bid for the youngsters to win the once-in-a-lifetime experience of meeting their football heroes.

Eight lucky youngsters from across South Wales experienced a private behind the scenes tour, including a visit to the press rooms and Home dressing room, all before meeting the footballers in the flesh for a kick-about!

The winning line-up was:
•        Kian Williams, age 6 from Ebbw Vale as Aron Gunnarsson
•        Connor Williams, age 9 from Ebbw Vale as Andrew Taylor
•        Steffan Thomas, age 9 from Pontypridd as Gary Medal
•        Max Collins, age 9 from Blackwood as Peter Whittingham
•        Jac Davies, age 8 from Merthyr as Craig Noone
•        Morgan Williams, age 14 from Rhymney as Andreas Cornelius
•        Kian Henning, age 10 from Mountain Ash as David Marshall

Steffan’s mum Claire Thomas said: “We were thrilled when Peter’s called to say Steffan was going to be a mini Medal. We are family season ticket holders, so having the chance to meet the players and go on the pitch with them was amazing. Steffan loved every minute.”

Andrew Collins, father of our mini Whittingham, Max said: “I had tears in my eyes when Peter’s told me Max had been picked. When I told Max, he was thrilled.”

Max said: "If I played for Cardiff I'd be Whittingham because I play midfielder with my local team. I think the score this Sunday will be 2 - nil to Cardiff!"

Peter’s Marketing Director Clare Morgan said: “As official sponsor of the Family Stand, we really enjoy these opportunities to bring families closer to the game. We hope this fun competition prize creates memories that our Cardiff City ‘Mini Me’s’ and parents never forget.”

Cardiff City’s Commercial Manager Nic Heslop added: “Our partnership ventures with Peter’s always have the fun factor. The winners aren’t just look-alikes; they are passionate about the game, and we know they’ll be cheering on the team for years to come.”
Peter’s partnership with Cardiff City has been successfully shortlisted as a finalist for Club Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year at the upcoming Football Business Awards 2013, and follows the club’s recent ‘Family Club of the Year’ win at the Football League Awards.