Football club offers free match tickets to youngsters

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 2nd February 2024

A Derbyshire town’s football club has joined forces with a town council to offer free match admission to youngsters.
Alfreton Town Football Club and Alfreton Town Council have worked together to introduce ‘Junior Alf Reds’ – a new initiative granting free entry membership to Alfreton Town FC league matches for under 18s when accompanied by a paying adult.
Town Mayor Hannah Jowett-Frost said: “The initiative starts at the club’s home game with Tamworth on Saturday (February 3), with plans to include a Youth Lounge for the age group and opportunities to meet players.”
Councillor John Walker said: “We hope this unique partnership encourages young football fans to attend Alfreton Town matches and act as a distraction from getting involved with anti-social behaviour.
“We are delighted to have been able to work in partnership with the football club for what we hope will prove a successful venture.”
The club has announced that this initiative is available with immediate effect, meaning U18 supporters can gain free entry to this Saturday (February 3)’s home match versus table toppers Tamworth. To gain a membership attend the game as normal and ask at the turnstiles.
Chairman of Alfreton Football Club, Wayne Bradley, said: “I am delighted to continue the long partnership with the town council, with the arrangement fitting well with the club’s desire to attract new and younger fans, be a central part of the local community and as support in providing activities for youngsters to engage in.
“This is another example of the community benefitting from a strong relationship between club and council, something we will look to continue and build on in the future.
“Together, let’s make the Impact Arena the go-to place for families to create cherished memories.”

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