BRSC investing in youth
January 1, 2000
Another £10,000 for Youth Development at Bristol Rovers thanks to Supporters Club 50-50 donation
The highly successful Youth Development Programme at Bristol Rovers has been given a further boost thanks to a substantial £10,000 donation by Bristol Rovers Supporters Club.
The money has been raised from Supporters Club 50-50 matchday draws which have provided a staggering £60,000 in donations to the football club’s Youth Development Programme over the past three years and also helped purchase a 16-seater state-of-the-art minibus.
With substantial backing such as this, it’s no wonder that the Rovers side is continuing to go from strength to strength. The youngsters have already progressed to the 3rd round of the Youth Cup this season. Exciting youngsters are coming through in the younger age groups also which makes this investment even more worthwhile.
Bristol Rovers Chairman, Nick Higgs, said: “I cannot thank our Supporters Club enough for their efforts. It is absolutely essential that we invest in the development of our youngsters to help ensure the future of this football club. We have some very exciting and talented young players coming through and this outstanding financial support will help our young players reach their full potential.”
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Jim Chappell, Chairman Bristol Rovers Supporters Club, said; “Our supporters have once again come up trumps with their fundraising efforts and on their behalf I am delighted we have been able to make this further donation to Bristol Rovers FC.”
Pictured: Jim Chappell (right), Chairman, Bristol Rovers Supporters Club presents a cheque of £10,000 to Nick Higgs (left), Chairman, Bristol Rovers FC during the recent Barnet game. With the help of the 50-50 matchday draw, the Club have donated over £60,000 to youth development at Bristol Rovers in the past 3 years including a state-of-the-art minibus.