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29 January 2019

MORECAMBE Football Club has launched a campaign to find the fans of the future.

The club is visiting primary schools in the area handing out tickets to youngsters to give them free tickets to the club's remaining home games this season.

Members of the club's Community Sports team will be visiting schools with members of the first team squad and manager Jim Bentley encouraging the youngsters to take up the unique offer.

Shrimps' boss Jim Bentley said: "This is a fantastic campaign and I am fully behind it.

“My love of football came from an early age by going to games with my dad and there is nothing better than watching football live.

"We want to do everything we can to encourage our fans of the future and help people become fans for life."

Joint-chairman, Graham Howse, backed the scheme saying: “The club as always have been exploring ways to increase its attendances and fan base, to that end and with the support of Community Sports we are pleased to be re-invigorating an initiative we have operated in the past.

“Pupils in the final year at a number of local schools will be given a voucher to claim a free half-season ticket to allow free entry to the remaining games this season if accompanied by a full paying adult.

“I am thrilled that Community Sports can help the club by sponsoring this and hope to see an uplift in attendances.

“If successful we will roll this out once more for the 2019/2020 season and we would love to hear from any local business who may be interested in sponsoring such a fantastic community project.’’

Morecambe FC Community Sports Manager, Janet Preston Added: "I'm delighted that the junior season ticket scheme has been re-introduced to the end of the season and hope all schools take up the season tickets offer for their year 6 pupils.

"When the scheme ran previously, it encouraged young supports to come along with a family member, to watch live football and be a part of the Morecambe family and engage with community events."

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