Under-12s invited to watch Town for free

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ALL youngsters under the age of 12 can watch Hucknall Town against Market Drayton Town for FREE on Saturday November 5 as the club continue the campaign to increase their fan base.

It is the latest move in Town’s concerted efforts to engage better with the local community.

“Provided they are accompanied by an adult, the youngsters will be allowed in for nothing to watch us play Market Drayton Town at Watnall Road,” says the club’s public relations director, Jamie Swift.

“They will also be invited to fill in a little form to get a free season ticket for the rest of the season.”

If there are enough takers, Town plan to launch a Junior Yellows section of their resurrected supporters’ club.

Plans are even in the pipeline to set up the Junior Yellows’ own headquarters at the ground.

Town’s new regime believes that by connecting to youngsters at an early age, they are more likely to support the club as they grow older.

New director of football and vice-chairman, ex-Birmingham City, Notts County and Derby County defender Michael Johnson, is planning to visit all the primary schools in the Hucknall area once he has recovered from a knee operation he underwent in hospital last weekend.

MEANWHILE Town have decided to continue with another incentive to supporters for the Market Drayton game — free buses to and from the match.

The experiment was a big success when first tried at The Yellows’ last home fixture, so fans are urged to take advantage again.

The buses comprise the Red8 service run by club chairman Steve Greaves’s company, Premiere Travel. The service, which links Watnall Road with the Hucknall estates and the tram station, will follow its normal timetable before and after tomorrow’s game.

THE date for Town’s annual general meeting has finally been arranged for Sunday November 20 at the Talk Of The Town social club.