Youngsters from two local primary schools will be attending this Saturday’s encounter against Dagenham and Redbridge at Spotland for free thanks to the latest initiative from Dale’s Football in the Community Trust.
Through the ‘Adopt a School’ scheme, youngsters at all primary and secondary schools across the borough will have the opportunity to take in a game for free at Spotland this season.
The initiative gets underway this weekend and will see pupils from Marland Hill and St Mary’s Primary Schools attending.
Speaking when the initiative was first announced, Keith Hicks, Head of Football in the Community said: “This is something I have been aiming to introduce for a number of years and following the decision to allow home supporters take in a match in Willbutts Lane this season, it has made the introduction of the adopt a school scheme much easier.
“The concept of the day is to adopt two schools for each game and to provide all pupils at these particular schools with free tickets. As well as watching the match from the Willbutts Lane end at Spotland, each school will also have the chance to take part in a half time challenge on the pitch, while one youngster will lead the the team out alongside our Captain.”