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Funding boost for football landmark

06/11/2009

Plans to build an eight metre high stainless steel football in Sheffield to rival the Angel of the North have been aided by a funding boost.
A total of £3,200 was raised at Sheffield FC's 152nd annual dinner by auctioning 10 miniature versions of the proposed stainless steel football.
The structure would be situated close to where the Tinsley Towers used to be and would represent two of Sheffield's finest exports - football and steel.
South Yorkshire firm Dormer Tools created the miniature footballs with materials donated by ELG Haniel Metals. More funds will be raised from a further 50 miniature stainless steel footballs that have been created.
Matt Johnson, application engineer at Dormer Tools, has been shaping the models. He said: "It's great to be able to design something really different and utilise the versatility of our modern machine to create something that is bespoke to Sheffield."
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