In continuation of celebrating our volunteers as part of Volunteer Week 2022, today we turn our attentions to 50/50 draw ticket sellers Chris Clarke and Kevin Sharpe as well as Rob Parsons of the Disabled Supporters' Association.
Volunteers are the backbone of our club, giving us their valuable time to make the whole match-day a much more pleasant experience for all attending. They all have their own skills and attributes that can make someone’s day a lot better as well as bringing in income to the club.
We have volunteers helping in nearly every aspect of the match-day preparation, serving customers in the club-shop(s); selling programmes and 50/50 draw tickets; serving guests and clearing up the tables in hospitality; matchday announcements; photography/videography and commentary; preparing the ground and away ticket sales; presenting the pre-match entertainment warm ups; arranging the safety of our Disabled guests as well as looking after Spytty the Dog! Don’t forget that as a Trust supporter owned all our Board of Directors are also volunteers.
As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.
You too can get involved volunteering at Newport County AFC by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Donna on 01633 30212.
Chris Clarke – 50/50 Ticket Draw Seller
"Volunteering at our club is a great job that I enjoy very much in all weathers.
"Helping the club that represents me gives me great satisfaction and engaging with fans pre-match, helping out new fans and of course helping the club raise some valuable funds.
"I’m part of a great team that get together every home game and have made some fantastic friends that I can call friends for life. Volunteers at Newport County AFC all their part in making our club stand out – UTC!"
Kevin Sharpe – 50/50 Ticket Draw Seller
"I have volunteered in various roles on and off since the club reformed in 1989.
"I have covered stewarding and hospitality when we were based at Spytty Park and now I currently sell the 50/50 Tickets.
"I find the volunteers are treated like one big family. The club is always open to volunteer roles and will try and find something for you to do on a match day if they can. I love helping the club and being part of the County family."
Rob Parsons – Disabled Supporters’ Association
"Being a volunteer for Newport County AFC has allowed me to meet a lot of new people which has helped my mental health.
"I’ve always loved the club and the way it is family oriented and enjoy giving something back to the club that I have supported for years."