Monday, 1 June 2020


News in Brief: Defender Linked, Praise for Andy Butler, 50/50 Draw Set

News in Brief: Defender Linked, Praise for Andy Butler, 50/50 Draw Set

Here are a couple of Saddlers stories you may have missed, including a link with a former Reds defender, praise for Andy Butler and your last chance to win a Mascot package thanks to the Supporters' Trust.
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Leahy Linked
The Saddlers have been named among a small group of clubs keen to take a closer look at Bristol Rovers left-back Luke Leahy with a view to building their squad for the 2020/21 campaign.

Leahy is no stranger to Walsall fans having spent two seasons plying his trade at Fortress Bescot, where he would make over one-hundred first-team appearances before joining the Pirates on a free transfer last summer.

Listed alongside AFC Wimbledon and Tranmere Rovers, manager Darrell Clarke seems unlikely to be looking at the Coventry-based defender as he released him, and a whole host of others, shortly after arriving in WS1.

Praise for Andy Butler
The Walsall FC's communications department have taken to Twitter to thank former Saddlers defender Andy Butler for taking part in a video chat with several members of the club's youth ranks.

As we reported last week, Butler, who is among a plethora of players set to be released at the end of the month, took time out of his day to chat to some of the club's prospects about his career and life outside of the game.

50/50 & Bonus Ball Draws
Saddlers fans have until midday on Saturday, 6th June to buy their 50-50 tickets with a Bonus Ball Draw where you could win a Mascot package set to take place later this month.

The popular 50/50 draw, organised by Walsall Football Supporters; Trust, returned in May and is back for a second draw on Saturday, 6th June.

Tickets for the 50/50 draw will be priced at £1 each and there is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy.

As well as this, a Bonus Ball Draw, which costs £10 per ticket, will take place on Saturday, 20th June.

The Mascot Package includes:
A full home or away kit for the winner.
There will be a feature and photograph in the match day programme.
A behind the scenes tour of the ground
A three course meal for the winner and three guests.
Half time refreshments
A signed Walsall FC football
Professional quality photographs of the day
A car park pass
4 main stand match tickets
The normal cost of this package is £350 plus VAT

There will be just 59 numbers on sale for this draw at £10 a number on a first come first served basis.

To purchase tickets for either draw, please contact Ray Dale either by email to raydale1@virginmedia.com or by text/telephone on 07806 778018 and he will advise you how to pay for your tickets.

Please enter the subject heading as 'MASCOT' if you require a ticket for the Bonus Ball Draw.

Last month The Trust raised £401 for the Club with winner Scott Westwood walking away with £401 for himself. buy.

Please Note:
Upon entering the draw you consent for your name to be released if you win a prize.
The Trust will send confirmation of your ticket numbers to your email address/mobile number you used to purchase your tickets on receipt of payment (wherever possible)

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