WORTHING Football Club have teamed up with the Worthing Herald and are giving out hundreds of Woodside Road season tickets in preparation for the new Ryman League campaign.
Young footballers from four of the town’s largest clubs, Town, Minors, Rebels and Dynamos, will be given a complimentary pass which covers all first team and youth matches at Woodside Road in preparation for Tuesday;s opening home fixture against Peacehaven (7.45pm kick off).
The club also hopes to see a number of its new supporters two nights later, when the under-18s take on Portsmouth Youth in a pre-season friendly.
Rebels chairman Lee Noakes said “The idea has been a long time coming, Harty (Ian Hart) suggested it at the club the night before his daughter Amy was born, and she turned 21 the other week! With the re-emergence of the Albion at the Amex, there is no doubt that local crowds have suffered as a result.
“With this in mind, as a board of directors, we wanted to find a way to introduce a whole new generation of supporters to the excitement of live local football at Worthing FC.
“Some people might baulk at the fact the tickets are free but due to the kind sponsorship by the Herald, it’s not actually costing us anything, so anyone who comes through the door as a result of this initiative will be a bonus for us.”
The offer is not just for the aforementioned clubs, it applies to any local youngster under the age of 16.
Tickets can be collected from Worthing Football Club, or either Broadwater Sports, 37 Broadwater Street West, or Goalkeeping UK, 132 Rectory Road, Worthing, (no purchase will be necessary from either shop).