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World Cup fever takes hold at shopping centre
6:18pm Sunday 15th June 2014 in News
GOAL:World Cup penalty shoot-out event in the Cornmill Shopping Centre pictured Daniel Robinson 4. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7156606)
WORLD CUP fever took hold at a Darlington shopping centre yesterday (Saturday, June 14).
Visitors were encouraged to kick off their day with a penalty shoot-out staged in the middle of the Cornmill Shopping Centre.
To mark the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, a four-metre high interactive simulator was set up in the centre.
Shoppers were invited to compete for prizes in a penalty shoot-out, which saw players kick a real ball at an on-screen goal with hi-speed cameras measuring distance, speed, number of shots and goals scored.
Giving out goodies instead of red cards, two referees were on hand throughout the afternoon.
The refs distributed a host of freebies including Brazil and England thermal mugs and drinks bottles, England hats, glasses, chocolates and beer buckets.
Centre manager Susan Young said: “There’s no greater sporting event than the World Cup, so we thought we’d show our support for England’s bid by bringing a taste of ‘the beautiful game’ into Cornmill for the day.”
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