STFC chairman and chief executive give free tickets to youngsters

By Jessica Durston - 19 August 2021

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Swindon Town Football Club's Chairman Clem Morfuni and chief executive Rob Angus visited the young participants of the club's Community Foundation.

STFC Community Foundation began the fourth week of its Summer Holiday Development Camps, with an exciting surprise visit from the pair.

The young participants asked Clem and Rob a variety of questions, including 'What is it like to operate a Football Club?’ and ‘Who is your favourite player in the current squad?’ 

When asked who his favourite player was, Clem said: "All of them!"

He added: "And the team's previous win against Scunthorpe has been my favourite match in football so far."

The pair donated 100 tickets to the young participants of the Holiday Development Camp, for the game against Tranmere Rovers, and the next home match against Mansfield FC.

The aim of the visit was to highlight the strong connection that exists between the Football Club and the Community. 

A spokesperson for Town said: "To inspire the next generation of Swindon Town players and fans is something especially important as we enter this new and exciting era for the club."

Assistant Head of Foundation, Shane Hewlett, said: “It’s brilliant to receive this level of support from the club, who give up their time to come and speak to their young fans. We strive to ensure that our Summer Holiday Development Camps continue to be a fantastic opportunity for kids to come together, socialise and meet new friends, while also developing their skills on the pitch.

"It’s a privilege for us to offer a state-of-the-art facility to the local community, which allows people to come together, and play the game they love in a safe and secure environment, while also being in the shadow of the County Ground. Finally, we would like to give our thanks to Clem and Rob for giving up their time to come and chat and give out tickets to their young fans, and aspiring players, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the club, as we begin this new journey together.”

The STFC Community Foundation says its summer courses are all sold out this year, but spaces are available on the course running over the October half-term.

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