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FIFA World Cup Trophy replica gets a home at the museum of the Montserrat National Trust

Governor Davis donates fifa replica trophy to-NAT-TRUST museum

Governor Davis donates FIFA replica trophy to-NAT-TRUST museum

His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis on Friday presented a replica of the FIFA World Cup Trophy to the Montserrat National Trust. He received it on behalf of Montserrat from the Coca Cola Company during the world tour of the World Cup Trophy’s round to Montserrat on Friday, October 18, 2013.

The Mini Trophy will from then be on display at the National Museum in Little Bay.

In presenting the miniature trophy Governor Davis spoke of one of the most joyous and exciting moments during his tenure in Montserrat so far. Recounting these moments he said that the Cultural Centre was full and everyone was extremely happy.

“I told the members of FIFA and the Coca-Cola team how nice it must be to be involved in a program where everywhere you go everyone is extremely pleased to see you and extremely happy… so many people wanted to have their photo taken in front of it…” he said.

The Governor said he thought about where the replica trophy should exist in Montserrat. “I thought the obvious place is of course the National Museum,” adding a plug for the museum. While expressing his delight in presenting the trophy to the museum, the Governor said, “We want to encourage the national museum is a great place for exhibiting Montserrat artifacts old and new,” as he encouraged, “more people to come here and I hope people will come to look at the replica trophy and all the other great items you have in the museum.

Mrs. Dulcie James is the president of the National Trust and she accepted on its behalf, “and in particular,” she said to the Governor, “the Historical Archeological and Museum Committee thank you for coming.”

She described, as she understands, the original cup 14.5 inches high being held up by two persons is of 18-carat gold, making its journey to 89 countries, landing in Montserrat last week.

“We are very privileged that we have the opportunity first to see the original and now to have a copy of the replica,” she said, adding, “we will treasure it. It’s a memento that should be reflected of Montserrat’s interest in football and particular we have an association with FIFA since1996, so it is good that we have something to commemorate the landing of the trophy.”

Officials claim that the authentic, one-of-a-kind FIFA World Cup Trophy is 14.5 inches high, weighing 13.61 pounds. The base contains two layers of semi-precious malachite, while the bottom side of the Trophy bears the engraved year and name of each FIFA World Cup winner since 1974.

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Governor Davis donates fifa replica trophy to-NAT-TRUST museum

Governor Davis donates FIFA replica trophy to-NAT-TRUST museum

His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis on Friday presented a replica of the FIFA World Cup Trophy to the Montserrat National Trust. He received it on behalf of Montserrat from the Coca Cola Company during the world tour of the World Cup Trophy’s round to Montserrat on Friday, October 18, 2013.

The Mini Trophy will from then be on display at the National Museum in Little Bay.

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In presenting the miniature trophy Governor Davis spoke of one of the most joyous and exciting moments during his tenure in Montserrat so far. Recounting these moments he said that the Cultural Centre was full and everyone was extremely happy.

“I told the members of FIFA and the Coca-Cola team how nice it must be to be involved in a program where everywhere you go everyone is extremely pleased to see you and extremely happy… so many people wanted to have their photo taken in front of it…” he said.

The Governor said he thought about where the replica trophy should exist in Montserrat. “I thought the obvious place is of course the National Museum,” adding a plug for the museum. While expressing his delight in presenting the trophy to the museum, the Governor said, “We want to encourage the national museum is a great place for exhibiting Montserrat artifacts old and new,” as he encouraged, “more people to come here and I hope people will come to look at the replica trophy and all the other great items you have in the museum.

Mrs. Dulcie James is the president of the National Trust and she accepted on its behalf, “and in particular,” she said to the Governor, “the Historical Archeological and Museum Committee thank you for coming.”

She described, as she understands, the original cup 14.5 inches high being held up by two persons is of 18-carat gold, making its journey to 89 countries, landing in Montserrat last week.

“We are very privileged that we have the opportunity first to see the original and now to have a copy of the replica,” she said, adding, “we will treasure it. It’s a memento that should be reflected of Montserrat’s interest in football and particular we have an association with FIFA since1996, so it is good that we have something to commemorate the landing of the trophy.”

Officials claim that the authentic, one-of-a-kind FIFA World Cup Trophy is 14.5 inches high, weighing 13.61 pounds. The base contains two layers of semi-precious malachite, while the bottom side of the Trophy bears the engraved year and name of each FIFA World Cup winner since 1974.