On Saturday 26th February, Harrow Borough launched their schools ticket scheme with over 130 children and parents from three local primary schools.
At the launch, Harrow enjoyed a 3-2 win over high flying Taunton Town, a fantastic result for the club.
In addition to free entry, children from Years 3-6 at Earlsmead, Newton Farm and Grimsdyke Primary schools were given an activity pack and a raffle ticket, with three lucky winners collecting a selection of prizes from the club shop.
James Clouting, the club’s Community Outreach Lead said: “It was amazing to see so many kids enjoying the game and singing songs, which really helped the players. Given how many children attended, the team winning from 2-0 down and the good weather, it was the perfect start.”
He added, “I’ve been wanting to start this for a while. Thank you to the club for giving me the go ahead and to the schools for their support in getting things going. We are excited about introducing more children to Non-League football on their doorstep and showing them it’s ok to support their local team as well as a big one.”
Vishan Kumaragedon, P.E teacher at Newton Farm added: “All of the kids were buzzing after the game and were talking about it on Monday morning. One of them even wrote a match report which is going on the school’s website. We’re looking forward to working more with Harrow Borough in the future”.
Harrow Borough are planning on building the relationship with the initial three schools, before offering it to others in the local area.
The next schools day is on Saturday 26th March, which is part of the club’s plans for Non-League Day as Harrow prepare to play Merthyr Town.