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NEW FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON “THE BIG MATCH”

Club News

Sheppey United FC as a club firmly believe that their moto of “Built From The Community For The Community” should be one we utilise on a weekly basis, we are pleased to launch our new fund raising scheme for the forthcoming season.

We are proud to release the details of “The Big Match” where every goal scored at Holm Park will help those in the community. This season (2022/23), during every home league and cup fixture, the club shall donate £20 to local foodbanks and good causes for every goal scored!

“The continued support of every supporter means the world to us all here at Holm Park and without each and every one of you there would be no football club to speak of. What we also have to remind ourselves is that things are tough at the moment for far too many people in our own community and we hope by setting up The Big Match we are able to help families on the Isle of Sheppey. We have already put lots of incentives in place by way of free drinks during the season as well as price freezing admission costs where possible for the fans. We feel The Big Match will go some way to help more people, more often” said Commercial Director Paul Rogers.

“Paul came to me with this fantastic idea and it was a yes straight away from me. We held a collection day last season for local foodbanks which was organised by Lee Allen where fans came to the chosen match and dropped bags full of food and supplies, not to mention very generous donations and that is something we will be looking to progress doing again this year just before Christmas. From my perspective as Chairman of this great club I believe it is imperative that we all do our bit to help those around us during these awful times of austerity and recession” said Matthew Smith – Chairman.

Paul explains “With The Big Match and the foodbank collection day running this season we shall also be donating some of our old first team kits to Bright Stars Deaf Football Club in Uganda. We first did this back in 2017 and have now forged an ongoing support link with Bright Stars who wear the red and white stripes of the Ites and they are currently top of the league as well! We will also be running some quiz nights throughout the season via the Sheppey United Independent Supporters Association (SUISA) where monies raised on those events will go to the Ites Foundation which we hope will help various Island youth sports groups. There are little things we can do as a football club that can help the community and beyond but those little things have a much bigger impact. We must always stick to our club ethos and moto of Built From The Community For The Community and I truly hope everyone gets behind the fundraising”.

The Big Match will be an ongoing fund-raising event with regular updates provided on our social media channels and we are hoping to include our varying sponsors in this initiative by asking them to match our donations weekly when games are sponsored.

Lets hope this initiative is a massive success and see’s Sheppey United FC cement itself as the hub of the community helping all we can.

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