Worksop Town have agreed a partnership with McDonald’s that will boost the club’s Team500 membership scheme and give five lucky families the chance to enjoy live football for free.
The fast food chain, with a base near Worksop’s Sandy Lane ground, have purchased 10 Team500 season tickets in a deal that benefits Tigers to the tune of £2,000.
The season tickets will be given away to local families through a colouring competition.
Children will be invited to design a football kit, add their guardians’ contact details, and hand it in to McDonald’s Worksop branch before 12noon on 7th August.
Kit design sheets can be collected from the restaurant, the programme stall at Sandy Lane on matchdays, the Worksop Guardian office or downloaded from the Worksop Town website.
Five lucky winners will be chosen, and given a family season ticket each – consisting of two adult season tickets. Children under the age of 10 get free entry at Sandy Lane.
First team players and staff will then present the season tickets at McDonald’s on 8th August, the day their NCEL Premier campaign kicks off.
Linda Jordan, customer care manager at the restaurant, said the idea of getting families along to football matches caught her eye.
“We’re delighted to be able to support Worksop Town FC again this year and wish them well with their future plans for a new women’s under 19 and academy teams next season,” she said.
“The community giveaway project is a wonderful idea. We’re looking forward to being involved in the children’s colouring competition and to meeting some of the players here at the restaurant for the presentation.”
Richard Nelson, one of the volunteers heading the Team500 scheme for the football club, expressed his gratitude to McDonald’s for backing their local team.
“I approached them about the community giveaway idea and they jumped at the chance to not only help the local football club, but to also provide local football to local families and invest in the community. What a fantastic gesture.
“I take my seven-year-old son to watch Worksop Town home and away so I know what a bond it can bring, hopefully someone will get the same benefit from it as we do.”
First team boss Mark Shaw added: “It’s the kind of story that we in Worksop need. Businesses, sport and families coming together to provide opportunity.”