West Auckland Town AFC, winner of the first football world cup, has accepted an offer by Logicbunker to design a ‘travelling museum’.
The North East club lifted the international Sir Thomas Lipton trophy in 1909 and is planning a rematch against Juventus in August, to mark the centenary.
Anthony Chadwick, creative director at Logicbunker, approached the club, having heard about its plea to raise funds on the BBC’s One Show.
Chadwick initially proposed a static exhibition at the Northern League club’s ground. ‘The venue couldn’t accommodate our design, so a transportable museum, shop and visitor centre café has been proposed,’ says Chadwick.
The installation, which will be housed in a container that can be transported by lorry, will feature LCD screens, display cabinets and Web interaction.
An administrative mix-up is said to have led to the club’s inclusion in the 1909 competition, when its initials were confused with those of fellow club Woolwich Arsenal.