Barclays Premier League Live event a huge success for Swans
17th December 2014
The Swans' involvement in the two-day Barclays Premier League Live fans event in Mumbai proved a huge success.
Over 30,000 fans travelled from around India to attend the event, held over last weekend, with visiting club tents, getting their photos taken with the Barclays Premier League trophy and meeting Premier League legends like Robbie Fowler and Peter Schmeichel.
The Swans' tent gave supporters an opportunity to take pictures in front of the squad and Liberty Stadium along with club ambassador Lee Trundle, who also held coaching sessions, while they also got their hands on free merchandise, facepainting and Swans stickers.
Football freestyler Ash Randall also proved hugely popular in the Swans tent, with Bollywood star Aditya Roy Kapoor trying to mimic his skills.
On Saturday, fans enjoyed two live games - Chelsea v Hull City and Leicester City v Manchester City - while Sunday saw the largest crowd of the weekend gather for Manchester United's 3-0 win over Liverpool.
There was action on the pitch at the event too, with Trundle starring in a Barclays Premier League Legends side that beat Bollywood stars on a five-a-side pitch at the park.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, who also visited the Swans tent, said: "I've been blown away. The crowd was phenomenal. I was at the first BPL Live in Johannesburg and that went as well as we could have imagined, but this is off the scale.
"We know the Barclays Premier League is the best supported league in the world and events like this give people a chance to get close to the clubs and really just see what the Premier League is all about."
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: "The weekend has been a huge success. It's wonderful to see so many Premier League clubs engaged with their fans, and we've had an overwhelmingly positive reaction from all parties."
After a tour of the park, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan said: "It is through initiatives like this that the Premier League is really going to make a huge difference to football in India. We are experiencing a footballing revolution."