Bristol Rovers Supporters Club are delighted to be able to announce that a donation of £7,000 has been made to our Academy. This is on top of the £16,000 that was donated in February.
The money raised by our highly successful 50/50 Draw has always been handed over in ‘chunks’ as it is dependent of course on how many tickets are sold. We had already agreed with the Academy that we would match last season’s payments of £23,000. Our committee felt that it was the right thing to do to make the balance payment now even though 50/50 money has yet to be earned; no one knows if or when the remainder of this season’s fixtures will be played.
When we eventually come out of this pandemic football will face huge financial pressures and we didn’t want our Academy to suffer when we had the funds in reserve to honour the agreement.