Newport County AFC and County in the Community have been working in partnership to deliver discounted match day tickets to local school children.
The scheme involves the pupils receiving a letter, inviting them to attend Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture at Rodney Parade against Barnet F.C, with children going free with a half-price paying adult in Block D/E of the Hazel Stand.
On Monday defender Matt Partridge visited Undy Primary School, dropping in on a regular Community ran football and education session, and took part in a question and answer session with pupils and delivered invites to the school children.
Next week the County and Community team will be delivering invites to schools in the Torfean Borough (Pardre Pio Primary School, Ysgol Gymreag Cwmbran Primary, Greenmeadow Primary School, George Street Primary School, Ysgol Panteg Primary School and Llantarnam Primary School) inviting pupils and their parents to attend our home fixture against Carlisle United on Saturday 13th February, kick-off 1pm.
Community development officer Norman Parselle said: “This is a great way to attract younger fans to games.”
“We are a community Club and this scheme is perfect to appeal to the schools that we visit on a weekly basis.”
“It will be great to see the pupils at both games to support the team.”
Director Gavin Foxall said: “Norman Parselle approached me to see if it was possible to organise a scheme to appeal to school pupils and as a Board we were keen to support this idea.”
“We want the football club to be at the heart of the local community and we feel that projects such as this are vital in achieving that.”
If your child has received an invitation, you can redeem your tickets by either phoning our ticket office (01633 674963) or by visiting the ticket office in person.
Our ticket office is open 10am-3pm Monday to Friday and on home Saturdays, with extended opening hours until 7pm on the day prior to home fixtures.
We are also open for one hour after home fixtures for future match purchases.
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