Walsall v Gillingham to Be First School Partners Game of the Season

Saturday's League One clash between Walsall and Gillingham will be the first 'School Partners' game of the season as Walsall's Community Programme look to connect with the next generation of Saddlers fans.
Walsall's Community Programme has confirmed that Saturday's League One clash between the Saddlers and Gillingham will be the first School Partners game of the season, with over 1,000 extra supporters set to fill the St Francis Group Community Stand.

The WFCCP have also confirmed that the initiative, which aims to introduce the next generation of Saddlers supporters to the club, has been well received as almost forty schools have participated in the ticket scheme with a bumper crowd set be present as the Gills come to town.

The fans have received tickets through their Walsall FC Partner School at reduced prices for this one-off game with over £600 being raised for local schools. Since scheme began in 2008, over 20,000 tickets have been sold, with around £10,000 being donated back to local schools.

Also joining us for the game will be local Ice Hockey team, Telford Tigers. The NIHL team play out of Telford Ice Rink and are the current English Premier League Champions.

Schools can get various benefits by partnering with Walsall FC and the Community Programme. Your child's school can get PE lessons run by their qualified coaches, as well as cashback on after school clubs held by their staff.

There is also first option on Walsall FC player appearances, and you will be receive a signed football from the club. Other benefits include ground tours, ticket offers on selected Walsall fixtures and an invitation to a national school 6-a-side competition.

For more information on the WFCCP and their 'School Partners' scheme visit, or to book an appointment, email [email protected].

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