Tuesday Nov 4, 2014
Tamworth FC Supporters Club, always open to new ideas, have taken steps this coming weekend to work closely with Tamworth FC to give free admission for all U15s to the game against North Ferriby (Saturday 08 November).
The match sees the two sides competitively reunited a little over 25 years since the FA Vase Semi Finals set the town alight ahead of the club’s one and only trip to Wembley in May 1989 and it has given the Supporters Club a perfect opportunity to give something back to both the club and the younger fans who didn’t experience the roar of the crowd at the final or replay, but who are likely to remember the equally memorable trip to Everton in the FA Cup a few short years ago.
‘It has always been the aim of the SC to raise money to provide something tangible at The Lamb that benefits the fans directly over a long period of time but we have been toying with various ideas about organising something that the fans can embrace as a one off, while also supporting the club.
We had thought about hosting a Halloween / Bonfire night party at the ground but various things including the FA Cup run, bigger and better local firework displays and the fixture list in general got in the way of our ability to organise such an event’, said SC Treasurer Dave Clayton.
Paula Clayton, SC Secretary, came up with an idea ignited by her memories of the FA Vase era as a teenage fan and presented it to the committee, which is largely made up of volunteers and helpers at the Lamb on matchday; rather than have a one off party which might not be everyone’s cup of tea, she suggested that the SC should try and get the local youngsters excited about the club and strengthen the ever increasing ‘next generation’ of fans coming the turnstile by linking the past with the present.
So all U15s who attend the match on Saturday will be admitted free of charge and it is hoped that it will encourage the town’s younger football fans to come along as a family and bring their mates and help spur Andy Morrell’s side onto another victory.
The Supporters Club have declined any offers of matchday hospitality that may normally come with being match sponsors and will continue to go about their routines as normal before, during and after the match.
As an added bonus, the offer extends not only to fans of the home town club, but all U15 visiting supporters of The Villagers are included too and as the game is not segregated everyone is welcome to go along to the clubhouse and have a chat with the SC, have a go on the half-time SC raffle where you could win TFC donated prizes – a match ticket to a forthcoming game or a signed ball or even get to pick The Lambs Man of the Match on the day. You can also pick up tickets for the popular New Years Eve party, become a member for the rest of the season and benefit from discounted away travel and perhaps even book on the next away coach to Lowestoft on Saturday 15 November – SC Chair Dave Brown can be contacted in the clubhouse for more information.
Either way, the SC and the FC are looking forward to seeing fans both young and old at The Lamb on Saturday afternoon in what they hope will ignite a new found passion in the next generation of supporters.