Bath City Football Club is inviting residents across Bath to kick off a new tradition by going along to its annual “pay what you like” Community Day fixture on Saturday 14th September.
Each Community Day, the community-owned club traditionally waives its admission charge and invites supporters to pay whatever they like to attend the match, with 10% of all gate receipts donated to the Bath City FC Foundation, the club’s charitable arm.
Carole Banwell, General Manager of Bath City FC said: “Thanks to the generosity of our partner BWW Communications, we’re able to make this match ‘Pay What You Like’ and invite every man, woman and child in Bath to come and enjoy an afternoon at the footy.
“If you’ve not been before, it’s a great chance to experience one of Bath’s best-kept secrets.
“We’ll be pulling out the stops, with the Bath City Beat-the-Goalie inflatable, ice creams and other food pop-ups, half time entertainment, free giveaways and more!”
Bath City’s mascot, Bladud the Pig, will be on hand to take selfies with kids of all ages, and visitors will even get the chance to meet and grab a photo with some of the players.
Last year’s Community Day was the club’s best-attended ever, with 1585 cheering on the “Stripes” – and Bath City FC hopes to smash the record this year by attracting over 2000 people to Twerton Park.
Nick Foot, CEO of BWW Communications, added: “Since becoming a Community Club, Bath City has made great strides, with success on the field leading to significant increases in attendance.
“There is a real swell in interest in the club and it is an honour and privilege for BWW Communications to play a small part in the resurgence of football in Bath.”
Joy Saunders, Community Director at Bath City FC, said: “We are thrilled to once again open our gates to our local community on 14th September and are looking forward to welcoming you to our family-friendly club.
“The football is sure to be excellent, but we are also looking forward to showcasing the breadth of community activities the club is involved in Bath, particularly with our youth activities and Bath City FC Foundation at half-time and around the ground. It’s sure to be a day not to be missed”
The match against Eastbourne Borough kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 14th September at Twerton Park.