Fourteen-year-old Sophia is a keen artist and came up with a design that combined the Forest kit with a glitzy take on Robin Hood. She and her family, who live in Hucknall, are all longstanding Forest supporters, and she remembers attending her first match about the age of eight.
A spokesperson for the Club said:
“Sophia’s entry was a clear winner for Forest as it perfectly captured and combined two iconic elements of the city of Nottingham – Nottingham Forest Football Club and Robin Hood. Everyone at the Club was also a huge fan of the cheeky wink in Sophia’s design, something Brian Clough himself would have enjoyed!”
The City Ground Robin designed by Sophia has been painted by Claire Thompson and Anna Roberts from Nottingham Playhouse Paintshop team, pictured alongside Sophia with the work in progress.
Sophia went along to paint his bright yellow football boots.
Forest legend and former captain John McGovern also added a finishing touch to the artwork, signing a good luck message for Hoodwinked.
The sculpture will form part of the Hoodwinked trail in Nottingham from 7 July to 30 September and will stand at The City Ground. After the trail it will be auctioned, along with the other sculptures, to raise money for Nottinghamshire Hospice.
Hoodwinked is led by Nottingham City Council in partnership with Wild in Art, which has created many world-class public art sculpture trails across the UK and overseas.