'Aspire to Engage' project...For last week’s match against Blackpool, Walsall FC’s Community Programme gave 30 tickets to the Walsall Residents & Tenants Federation to help them promote and raise awareness of their Federation.
Here’s their account from the day:
On Saturday 23rd January 2016 we were given the opportunity to invite 30 members from across our 24 groups to attend the Walsall v Blackpool home match at Banks’s Stadium, as part of the ‘Aspire to Engage’ project.
Back in November, we were invited to sign up to the project which is being run by Walsall Football Club Community Programme (WFCCP) to which we expressed an interest.
We attended a meeting to learn more about the project and get a tour of the stadium and following the submission of our Mission Statement were chosen to receive 30 complimentary tickets to distribute to deserving members for the exemplary involvement they give to volunteering or participation in the community in which they live.
28 Members from 9 of our groups attended along with representatives of WTRF, Board Member Cliff Anderson and Office Manager Erika Watkins which turned out to be quite an enjoyable experience for all young or old.
Christopher Anderson from Catshill TARA had the opportunity to meet Romaine Sawyers and Swifty, the Walsall FC mascot, as well as Daniel Mills from Rough Hay RA got the chance to be a ball boy for the match.
Other attendees were from Allens Rough RA, Austin House TA, Catshill TARA, Chepstow Estate Residents Association’s ‘Kids Club’ which has residents form both Chepstow & Dudley Fields Associations, Humphries House TA, Rough Hay RA & Wiley Avenue South Peoples Group.
The ‘Aspire to Engage’ project is part of the programme delivered by Walsall FC Community Programme, if you would like to know more about the project or support it, you can contact Community Manager Marc Wilkes on 01922 644742 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.walsallfccp.co.uk for information on the full programme.