On Sunday, the Women host Sutton United in The Vitality Women's FA Cup First Qualifying Round, and Manager Michelle Lawrence is calling on fans of football to turn out to support the team.
As an added incentive, the usual entry fee is being waived in favour of a ‘pay what you want’ scheme.
How does it work?
The usual admission price of £3 adults, £1 concessions will be waived, and spectators will be invited to make a donation when entering the ground. Whether it’s the usual admission price, less or more, all donations will go towards furthering the team’s progression.
Women’s matchday Coordinator, Bill Tubby was keen to explain the rationale behind the scheme:
“We could charge as normal for entry into Sunday’s match but the thinking behind the ‘pay what you want’ scheme is to minimise the need to exchange cash and an online ticketing system might serve as a barrier to those that decide late to attend. First and foremost, we would like to see a good turnout. If those that attend choose to donate their entry fee then that will be an added bonus and go some way to covering our matchday costs!”.
In advance of the ‘pay what you want’ launch, Manager Michelle Lawrence said, “last season, our spectator numbers were steadily increasing. Although we are playing away from Woodside, Sunday’s match is our first home match of the season and our first opportunity to put a call out to fans of the women’s team to show their support. The game also gives an opportunity for fans impacted by games being behind-closed-doors to attend; it may be the first women’s game they’d have watched and I know they will leave pleasantly surprised by the standard”.
The Vitality Women’s FA Cup First Qualifying Round match takes place at Wick Football Club and kicks off at 2:00pm.
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