We have a winner!

On New Year’s Eve we launched our first ever Life After Professional Sport competition!

We asked you all to sign up as members, and then invite people you know who are also current and former ports professionals to do the same in order to be entered into a random prize draw for £250 worth of vouchers for luxury department store, Selfridges.

And now, we have a winner, and the lucky entrant is Chris Birchall, congratulations!

Chris was a professional footballer, who plied his trade in England with Brighton & Hove Albion and Port Vale across two spells, first in 2001 before returning in 2013 for a three-year spell, during which he won promotion from League Two during the 2012/13 season. Chris has also played in America, most notably for Los Angeles Galaxy, where he made his debut in 2009, coming on a substitute for former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England international David Beckham. During his time in America, Chris was part of the LA Galaxy squad that won two MLS Supporters’ Shields, two MLS Western Conference Championships, and an MLS Cup.

Following his sporting career, Chris went on to study at university for a degree in media studies.

Don’t forget to keep signing up, and keep inviting your fellow sports pros, as we will be launching further competitions later on this year, so keep an eye out for those!

Congratulations again, Chris. Get in touch for details on how to claim your £250 Selfridges voucher, as well as an opportunity for specialist advice about how to put together a winning video CV.