Have you always wanted to attend a Newcastle match at the magnificent St James' Park with your child but never been able to? Well now you can, thanks to Newcastle United Foundation. The Foundation is offering ten lucky families the opportunity to attend the home fixture with Wigan Athletic on Monday 3rd December as part of it's brand new Toon Times Project.
My First Match, part of the Foundation's Toon Times programme, aims to give families who have previously never been able to attend a match the opportunity to do so, and sample the unique atmosphere inside St James Park. Football brings together families and friends alike across all generations and a football match is better shared and we want to offer you this great opportunity.
All you have to do to take part is attend a short introduction session at St James' Park on Thursday 29th November at 4pm and then a follow up session on Thursday 6th December at 4pm to share your memories of the match day experience and to have a mini stadium tour.
For your chance to take part, send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 201 8424 and tell us why you should be selected. Successful applicants will receive one adult and one child ticket to the match. Please note those who are successful must attend both of the dates above, as well as the match itself.
The first 'My First Match' was delivered to 10 families from Archibald Primary school from Gosforth, who attended NUFC vs West Bromwich Albion. The families took part in a series of build up lessons with Foundation staff and then a review session to record their memories.
Tricia, one of the parents said; "I found the whole experience very emotional. The chanting and singing from the 'Toon Fans' was amazing. The two goals were fantastic and after a win you leave the stadium on a complete high".
Toon Times aims to engage all Newcastle United fans in a range of activities designed to explore the rich heritage of Newcastle United Football Club. The project will deliver a range of in school lessons, host show and tell events in local community venues and collect and collate a range of fans memories, memorabilia and archive material from across the lifespan of the club. To find out more about Toon Times contact Gavin Ferry, project coordinator on 0191 201 8424 or email Gavin.email@example.com