Nottingham Forest are pleased to announce that they have teamed up with Nottingham City Council’s Hoodwinked programme.
Hoodwinked is a council-led public arts programme which is coming to the city from July to September this year to celebrate the legend of Robin Hood.
The club have become the first sports club to join the growing team of sponsors for the arts trail which will see a near six-foot tall fibreglass sculpture of a robin stand next to the main gates at The City Ground.
As part of the programme, young Reds fans will have the opportunity to design the Forest robin in a competition, the details of which will be announced in due course.
A club spokesperson said: "When you mention the City of Nottingham to people around the world they say two things in response; Nottingham Forest and Robin Hood.
"The club are delighted to become the first sports organisation to partner with Nottingham City Council on its wonderful Hoodwinked campaign and we look forward to working with our young fans to create a design that celebrates the unique relationship between the city and club."
Hoodwinked is led by Nottingham City Council in partnership with Wild in Art, a leading creative producer of spectacular public art events through the creation of uniquely-painted sculptures.
The free public art trail will comprise about 30 sculptures, each sponsored by a business. It will bring tourists to Nottingham, encourage local people to explore their own city, and ultimately raise awareness and funds for Nottinghamshire Hospice through fundraising activities and an auction of the sculptures in October 2018.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council's Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, added: "We're thrilled to have Forest on board. Football is an important part of the character and history of Nottingham and it's fantastic that the club are linking with another local hero through Hoodwinked, a twist on the tale of Robin Hood."
Nottingham businesses wanting to find out more about sponsoring a sculpture can contact Caroline Elmhirst or Julie Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0115 8764984/5.