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Youth group enjoy cash bonus thanks to Grassroots Scheme

31 July 2015

Sheffield Wednesday are pleased to confirm details for the Grassroots Community Programme Scheme for the 2015/16 season, which will see hundreds of young people like the youngsters from local youth group, Stannington Explorers, enjoy matchday activities and benefits.

Last season the group took part in the Grassroots scheme at the Leeds game where they managed to raise £784 which has helped towards their funding target of £30,000 for an exploration trip to Iceland next year.

The scheme invites groups of youngsters of all backgrounds to engage with Sheffield Wednesday, who will offer significant benefits via the project in return, including discounted match tickets with cashback for junior clubs and money can’t buy experiences on the Hillsborough pitch.

As part of their matchday experience the Stannington Explorers took part in matchday activities including a lap of honour at half-time.

Michelle Evans from the group said: “The day was fantastic and everyone enjoyed being part of the matchday activities and for some of our members it was their first ever football match. The kids said it was an unforgettable and memorable day that has made them want to go back to Hillsborough in the future.”

“The day was so good that we’re hoping to do it again this season. It’s great for young people to get involved in and is an experience they’ll never forget. Thanks to everyone at Sheffield Wednesday for making it happen.”

The scheme is available to local sports clubs, youth groups and schools and juniors, coaches and parents who will then enjoy the benefits as a results.

For just £20, participants will take part in a range of exclusive matchday activities including a junior football coaching session, stadium tour, shaking of the giant shirt, guard of honour and half time parade. Included is your South Stand match ticket, copy of the programme and food for the juniors.

A ticket only package is available where adults can get tickets for just £20 and juniors for just £5 and then receive cashback for their club, school or organisation.

Go to for more information and details of the Grassroots scheme

To get closer to your club and be part of this exciting project, please email or call 0114 324 0523.

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