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Match-day hub will help Torquay United Supporters Trust to inspire new fans

Match-day hub will help Torquay United Supporters Trust to inspire new fans

Match-day hub will help Torquay United Supporters Trust to inspire new fans

Torquay United Supporters Trust is delighted to have been awarded a £19,750 grant from the Premier League Fans Fund, which will help them develop ways to engage new and existing supporters for National League club Torquay United FC.

The Premier League Fans Fund is a commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations which improve the relationship between fans and their clubs, the way football supporters engage with each other and fans’ experience of the game.

Thanks to the funding, the Trust will be able to set up a Supporters Hub on match-days, offering events and activities for fans and the local community. The Hub will also hold pop-up sessions around the Torbay, South Hams and Teignbridge area, helping to reach more supporters and offering better access to their local professional football club.

One goal for Torquay United Supporters Trust is to inspire new fans from traditionally under-represented groups. In addition to pop-up sessions at the Supporters Hub, the Trust will deliver community outreach workshops and focused match-day events providing better opportunities to engage them.

There are also plans to recruit and train new volunteer ambassadors for the club. Part of their role will include giving presentations about the club to local groups, organisations and schools. These will be designed to teach people about Torquay United FC’s heritage, and the club’s current role in the community.

Mike Thomas, Torquay United Supporters Trust Chairman, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant from the Premier League Fans Fund and will use this funding to positively engage with those in the local area.

“We will also encourage supporters of all ages, gender, race and background to come to Plainmoor, embrace and enjoy the new match-day experience, and as a result hopefully come back again and support Torquay United on a regular basis.”

To celebrate this grant, Torquay United Supporters Trust and representatives of the club will be available for a photo opportunity on Thursday 1 March at 10am, along with other partner organisations.

ENDS

For more information, please contact:
- Sophie Huby at sophie.huby@footballfoundation.org.uk or 0345 345 4555 Ext: 4292
- Robin Causley on 07799 404 667 or robincausley@talktalk.net 

For more information on the Premier League Fans Fund, visit: https://www.fsif.co.uk/funding/fans-fund-small-grants-scheme/ 

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“We will also encourage supporters of all ages, gender, race and background to come to Plainmoor, embrace and enjoy the new match-day experience, and as a result hopefully come back again and support Torquay United on a regular basis.”- Mike Thomas, Torquay United Supporters Trust Chairman

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