November for their match against Exeter City. The club have signed up to support military charity Tickets For Troops by offering tickets to members of the Armed Forces for all their home games this season.thNewport County AFC will be welcoming our nation’s HM Armed Forces to Rodney Parade this Sunday, 16
Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to recognise the brave servicemen and women who spend months away from their families, need to be available to serve at short notice and put their lives on the line for our country.
They recognise their commitment, drive and dedication by offering them, on behalf of their donors, tickets to events which they can share with their loved ones, as a small acknowledgement of the work they do
Since 2009, the charity have been donated over 130,000 tickets from football clubs across the UK, with over 35,000 being donated in last season alone. This has enabled thousands of servicemen and women to enjoy watching their favourite teams around the UK.
“We are delighted that Newport County FC will be marking the centenary of WW1 by offering our marvellous Armed Forces, tickets to their home games at Rodney Parade. In such a significant year, we are extremely proud that so many football clubs are recognising our nation’s deserving military personnel.”Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said
“It is our privilege to support such a great scheme and it is a very small way of saying ‘thank you’ to the men and women who serve their country who serve with such selfless commitment.”Dave Boddy CEO of Newport County AFC added
Registered members can book tickets for Newport County AFC matches at www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk.The charity has over 140,000 members of the military registered and has distributed over 600,000 tickets for events ranging from The Isle of Wight Festival, England football, the rugby Premiership, top class cricket, darts, horse racing and snooker as well as major theatre performances and other music events.