From the moment the three finalists were announced in the Power of Football Contest presented by Kia, the community embraced the chance to vote, share and help decide the winner of the contest. Today, is happy to announce that trinipelvic's story on Crown Trace FC coach Nicholas Griffith is the winner of the Power of Football Contest!

For his submission trinipelvic wins a trip to the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Meanwhile, Nicholas Griffith from Crown Trace FC will receive a brand new Kia Soul to help him continue his mission to help his community through the Power of Football!

“My first encounter with Crown Trace FC was in September of 2013,” trinipelvic told, “Seeing a youngster with a plan to change the outlook of his community using football as the medium, inspired me to write about Nicholas and Crown Trace FC.”

We asked trinipelvic how he felt about winning his portion of the Grand Prize. “To be in Brazil, my favourite footballing country, and at the 2014 World Cup Final, this is a dream come true,” he said.

Finalists' prizes
We’d like to congratulate contest runners-up tepple and Than_sa for their inspiring entries. All three contestants that made the shortlist will receive the following prize bundle for efforts:
- A special World Champions documentary DVD produced by FIFA
- An official DVD of The 2006 FIFA World Cup™
- A commemorative 2010 FIFA World Cup™ book called 'South Africa 2010 A Visual Celebration'.

Community prize winner
We received thousands of votes in the Power of Football Contest. All the received votes were placed into a random prize draw for the Community Prize. Congratulations to ‘A.N.Other’ from Republic of Ireland on winning the Community Prize! The prize includes: a special World Champions documentary DVD produced by FIFA and a commemorative book on the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final™.

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