Leicester City FC Galvanized Trophy
The Galvanizing Project
When Leicester City FC won the Premier League earlier this year almost 240,000 fans took to the streets of Leicester to celebrate the win. Fans were joyous because this wasn’t just the first time in history that the Club had won the League, but also the first time in a decade that the Club had even played in this League.
Around about this time, some fans based in Loughborough, who were so impressed with the win, decided to commission a local steel fabricator to make replica trophies of the Premier League Cup. Standard sized trophies would not be good enough however: the fans wanted 3ft high and 2ft wide Cups, and 15 of them! Platinum Steelworks was chosen for the work.
Platinum Steelworks is a Sheet Metal Contractor based in Loughborough. Run by Gurnam Singh the company usually fabricates barriers and gates, staircases and balustrades, and structural metal fabrications for buildings. The trophies were an unusual request, but Platinum Steelworks was up for the challenge.
As the trophies were made from steel, and steel needs to be protected from the environment with a galvanized coating, Premier Galvanizing Hull was also hired by Platinum Steelworks to help with the project.
Premier Galvanizing Hull have supplied Platinum Steelworks with galvanizing services for over 14 years.
A number of trophies have so far been fabricated and galvanized by Platinum Steelworks and Premier Galvanizing. And some Leicester City fans who have received them, have placed them in their gardens for passers-by to see.
The End Result
Here is a photo of the trophy, as well as the galvanizing team at Premier Galvanizing.