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New competition for U18s to design official DCFA mascot

New competition for U18s in Derbyshire to design new DCFA mascot to increase awareness around safeguarding in the county.

The competition, which closes on Friday 22nd November, provides an opportunity for children in Derbyshire to design the new face of safeguarding in the county.

The winning drawing will be professionally designed by a graphic designer and will be used across the county on all Derbyshire FA safeguarding materials, including posters, stickers, graphics, and much more.

The competition, which is open to all U18s in Derbyshire, will also see a prize awarded for the best mascot name, and furthermore all participants in the competition will be entered in to a random prize draw.

Prizes could include:

  • Tickets to a Derby County FC match.
  • A tour of Pride Park and/or Moor Farm Academy.
  • A tour of St. George’s Park.
  • Tickets to see the England men’s team or Lionesses.
  • and many more...

The competition is a follow-up to last year’s safeguarding poster competition, which was won by eight-year-old Lucas Elliot.

Since then, Lucas’ poster has been used across the entire country as an example of important safeguarding work, while he was rewarded with the opportunity to be a mascot at Derby County, a free kit, and a tour of Pride Park Stadium.

He was also the winner of the ‘Special Recognition Award’ at the 2019 Grassroots Football Awards by the Derbyshire FA.

To enter the competition, drawings can be scanned in and emailed to, or mailed to our office address:

Derbyshire County FA

8 & 9 Stadium Business Court,

Millennium Way,

Pride Park,


DE24 8HP.

If entering the competition, please ensure that your name, age, and contact information is all written on THE BACK of your drawing.

Good luck!