Ross County have made their next home game against Motherwell on the 13th of September a date for everyone’s diary with two exciting new initiatives aimed at using matchdays to create positive memories for fans old and new, young and old!
The Staggies will be working with leading charity NSPCC to support their campaign to give a child a happy childhood memory with activities and ticket offers for the match. Outside the ground in the build up to the game there will be fun and games with a beat the goalie, children’s mini fun-fair, bouncy castle and other activities.
And parents can take their kids to the football to enjoy not just these activities but also the excitement of a Premiership match for the less than they might think. Anyone buying an Under 16 ticket for the flat rate of £10 will get the accompanying parent or guardian ticket for free –a saving of up to £24!
This joint initiative is designed to raise the profile and funds of NSPCC Scotland and Childline and we encourage our fans to support the charity on the day or you can text Care to 70744 to donate. All funds raised will go towards protecting children in the Highlands and across Scotland from harm
The Club has also responded to feedback from fans looking for a focus for those wishing to create more noise and atmosphere at home matches by nominating section of the East Stand Extension as a “Singing Section”. Whilst fans will be able to purchase a ticket there as normal, Season Ticket Holders will also be able to exchange their normal seat for a place in the Singing Section for this match at no charge.
The Club’s Director of Stakeholder Liaison, David O’Connor, feels both initiatives show the Club’s commitment to the community,
“My remit here is a broad one but it comes from a simple message – the football club should be a strong part of the community and I feel these initiatives show that we’re taking that seriously. It’s fantastic that we’re able to support the launch of this exciting new national initiative and indeed be at the very forefront of it as it’s a fantastic concept in aid of a very worthwhile cause whilst it should also add a bit extra to the matchday experience.
On the other hand the matchday experience is at the very forefront of creating a singing section. Time and again fans have told me that they want to get behind the team and bring a bit more atmosphere to the ground on matchdays, so it is my job to try and bring that about.
Hopefully these activities at the match against Motherwell are the start of something bigger and over the course of the season the Club will be able to build on these links as well as establishing new ones.”