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Thanet Passport Partnership Renewed
Margate Football Club is delighted to announce our long-standing partnership with Thanet Passport will be extended for the 2019/20 season, with the club committing to welcome more primary schools to Hartsdown Park.
Supporters of The Gate will have spotted more primary school children visiting the home of football in Thanet last season, due to the hard work of Thanet Passport, who help organise and support primary school sports festivals and competitions across the district.
Since its formation, Thanet Passport now has annual participation figures of over 9,000, with a third of children attending primary school in the Thanet District taking part in at least one of the 60+ Passport events and festivals.
Hartsdown Park is proud to host a number of these events and open its doors to school children to support the First Team.
For the upcoming campaign, Thanet Passport will invite schools from across the local area to enjoy a game.
General Manager, Deny Wilson, expressed his delight at extending the partnership which will be launched officially at Margate’s first pre-season game against Welling United on Saturday 6 July.
“I’m pleased that we will continue to work with Thanet Passport this season. The schools and events we hosted last year proved a stellar example of good partnership work which we’re committed to improving each season.”
“We are offering local schoolchildren the chance to come to our opening pre-season game for free to provide the opportuntiy to watch their first Margate - and potentially ever - football game.”
“We recognise the importance of working within the local community to develop and grow our supporter base to help our team, this is a great step in help achieve that.”
Gary Rees, Chairman & Administrator, Thanet Primary Association for School Sport, added:
“Once again Thanet Passport are proud to renew their partnership with Margate Football Club.”
“The last eight years have seen thousands of local primary school children taking part in football festivals, acting as matchday mascots or simply being invited to come along with their parents to cheer on their local team, thereby creating the fans of the future.”
Thursday, 27 June 2019
By Charlotte Richardson