Bearsden boy makes it to Match Attax World Championship regional final

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A Bearsden boy is celebrating this month after being crowned a regional finalist of the 2016 Match Attax World Championships.

David Orrock (11) has been awarded the accolade after battling it out against other Match Attax collectors at the Glasgow leg of the Topps Swap and Play Tour hosted in Hampden Park on April 4, which saw many kids and families enjoy a range of fun-filled football activities.

David has now secured a highly-coveted place in the Grand Final of the 2016 Match Attax World Championships, where he will be pitted against other regional winners and play the stat-based trading card game of skill in front of the crowd before the Chelsea vs Leicester game in May at Stamford Bridge.

David said: “I’m really pleased to be a Match Attax World Championship regional finalist for Glasgow - I love collecting the cards and play the game almost every day. I’m really excited for the final, it’s a great excuse to play the game even more now to practice!”

To make the Topps Swap and Play event even more memorable for David, he was also able to watch World-Record-holding football freestyler Dan Magness in action, as well as get his hands on the last few Match Attax football trading cards and Merlin Premier League Stickers needed to complete his collections.

Rod Pearson from Topps, the makers of Match Attax, said: “It was great to see so many people at the Swap and Play event in Glasgow, thank you to everyone who came along and joined us.

“We’d just like to say a huge congratulations to David for becoming a regional finalist in the Match Attax World Championships, and good luck for the Grand Final! As the world’s most successful trading card game, there are some very passionate Match Attax super-fans out there, and David will be battling it out against some tough competitors from all across the world in the final, including collectors from the UK, Ireland, Singapore and South Africa, so it promises to be a great contest.”

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