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Supporters groups come together to encourage new fans

Posted: Mon 21 Nov 2016

Blues 4 All and Blues Collective teamed up on Saturday to welcome local under 11s side Maypole Lions.

Blues 4 All, who were recently nominated for the Fans for Diversity Award, organised a fan group photo shoot before kick-off, whilst the Collective arranged a special meet and greet with Birmingham City Ladies and England footballer Melissa Lawley.

The Lions now plan to join the Club’s Ticket Incentive Scheme after watching Saturday’s 1-0 win over Bristol City alongside Blues 4 All and current incentive scheme members.

Maypole Lions are part of Maypole FC and are based in Yardley Wood. For most of the group Saturday’s fixture was their first trip to St. Andrew’s.

“It was an absolutely brilliant day and all the parents and kids had a fantastic day,” said Maypole Lions Coach Stephen O’Toole.

“Most of the lads have never been to a game before and the look on their faces was priceless.

“Blues winning just topped off what was already a great day.”

The Club’s Ticket Incentive Scheme aims to help local charities, schools and sports teams to raise much needed funds.

For every ticket sold, the seller will receive 50%* commission for them to use, giving you the perfect opportunity to secure new equipment or to contribute to the general running costs.

10-year old Sat is one of the few Lions players that does attends matches regularly with his dad Jag Seera, but he enjoyed the opportunity to go with his teammates.

"Yesterday was different because I usually only go with my dad,” said Sat.

“I enjoyed it because I was with my team mates and even though I have my own seat it was good to sit at the front talking about the game with my team.

“Hopefully we can go again with my team."

For full details on how to join the Ticket Incentive Scheme, please click here.

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