Leeds United stars' White Rose appearance

Leeds United players will be sending the club's fans wild in the aisles when they drop into a local supermarket later this month.

A string of United stars are due to spend part of the afternoon of Thursday, February 24 at Sainsbury's in the White Rose Shopping Centre in support of the retail giant's Active Kids campaign.

Leeds manager Simon Grayson is also scheduled to attend the health and fitness promotional event, which starts at 2pm.

And the Whites boss is hopeful that plenty of young fans will come

along to meet him and his players during the visit, which has been arranged to coincide with school half-term week.

Grayson said today: "As a football club we are firm believers in doing all we can to encourage healthy lifestyles within the community.

"With Sainsbury's promoting an Active Kids campaign, we are both delivering similar messages, and this is an ideal opportunity for us to visit the store and get involved.

"We're looking forward to teaming up with Sainsbury's to meet the people in the community and hopefully we can deliver a positive message about healthy lifestyles and good eating habits for kids."

Active Kids was launched in 2005 with the aim of persuading youngsters throughout the UK to take more exercise.

Much of its work is done by providing vouchers to customers that schools can redeem for sports, cooking and gardening equipment.

The campaign has won backing from a host of high-profile stars, including Olympics heroine Dame Kelly Holmes.

* The YEP is running a competition that's guaranteed to make United's supermarket date a real afternoon to remember for one lucky reader.

Our winner will get to have a team photo taken with the Leeds United players on the day.

They will also scoop an exclusive Sainsbury's goody bag and the opportunity to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of United's Elland Road stadium with a guest.

To enter, send a postcard with your name, address and daytime telephone number to Sainsbury's Competition c/o Shirley Whitehead, Yorkshire Evening Post, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 1RF.

Entries should be received no later than this Friday, February 18.

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