One of the largest FA Charter Standard Community Football Clubs in the South East is playing a part in a pioneering initiative to help its local area perform after the impact of Covid 19.
Established in 1883, Sevenoaks Town FC has played an active part in the local community, providing football for hundreds of footballers from youth to adult, men’s and women’s, disability and walking football.
Now, the club is moving away from action on the pitch to play an important part as a team for the local community.
The club is asking for your support (not on the pitch this time!) to back their Support Sevenoaks campaign to help local businesses get back on their feet. The club has created a Support Sevenoaks card which is free a loyalty scheme. If you make a purchase at stores and services who are a part of the scheme, you’ll receive a stamp of thanks.
Once your Support Sevenoaks card is full of stamps, you can use it to gain free entry to a First Team game during the 2020/21 season when crowds are allowed to return. You will simply take the fully stamped card along to your chosen game and present at the turnstile.
The scheme comes from The Oaks’ desire to show local businesses they are all on the same team. By visiting and investing in the local shops and services, they can play their part. As a local football club, Sevenoaks Town want you to support. If you fill in your Support Sevenoaks card by visiting partners across the local area, they want to say thank you!
And if football is not your thing and you don’t fancy using your card to go to a game, the club have it covered too. You simply get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and an upload of your completed card and Sevenoaks Town FC will donate the equivalent of the match day entry to a local charity.
Club Chairman, Paul Lansdale hopes the scheme will further incentivise local people to support businesses in the area.
“I am extremely proud to be launching our Support Sevenoaks initiative. The scheme was devised by us as a club because we know just how important local provision and services are. We take great pride in our identity and the area we are a part of. We know first-hand, how challenging the past few months have been. The impact of Covid-19 on businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes has been huge. We want to help these businesses, their owners and employees find their feet again.”
“We hope the idea is something those involved with the football club alongside residents and the businesses of Sevenoaks itself can get behind. Businesses can get in touch with us to be a part of Support Sevenoaks and we will equip them with the materials, the card and branding required. The Eat Out to Help Out scheme finished at the end of August, whereas this card will be in operation by us throughout the 2020/21 season and maybe even beyond if it proves to be valuable and enjoyed by people living, working and visiting Sevenoaks.
• If you’d like to get involved with the Support Sevenoaks initiative please email email@example.com.