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30 October 2015

Over 1,200 tickets sold for Community Stand...

Walsall FC’s community programme gives local primary schools the opportunity to bring their children to a first-team match.

Over 1,200 tickets have been sold for children and parents in the Community Stand for tomorrow’s top-of-the-clash with Gillingham.

This initiative has raised £621 for the local primary schools, who get cash back for the amount of tickets they sell.

St Mary’s the Mount Catholic Primary School sold 96 tickets – the most – and have been rewarded with 20 free tickets for next month’s game against Sheffield United.

Paul Larvin, Walsall’s Community Manager and Curriculum Co-ordinator, commented: “It’s going to be a good day and we’re hoping our community stand is going to be full.

“As well as all the visits from the local primary schools, we’ve got the match visits and academy groups coming to the game as well.

“We’ll also have all of our community children from the Saturday morning coming along so we’re hoping it’s going to be a really good attendance, particularly with it being a top-of-the-table clash.

“Any extra support for the players is great and hopefully on the back of this we can encourage these children to get to games more regularly.

“If they see us win and go top, they might then buy half season tickets or nag their parents to come to games.

“It’s a really good initiative and we’re pleased with how it’s performing.”

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