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COMMUNITY: Links with Penrith FC continue to grow

Community links with Penrith FC continue to develop

26 January 2018

Ahead of the Forest Green Rovers home game on Saturday, more than 100 children and parents from Penrith FC are preparing to come to Brunton Park as part of our Community Ticket Scheme.

The scheme, which continues to be sponsored by the Cumberland Building Society, provides up to 300 tickets for each home league game for local schools and community groups. 

Penrith FC are the latest club to be invited to a match as part of the scheme, as the valuable link between the two clubs continues to grow. 

This season, United's youth and reserve teams have played matches at the Frenchfield Park stadium, as well as the now annual first team pre-season friendly. 

Penrith AFC Juniors Chairman Karl Collinson said: "It's a fantastic opportunity for the children to get to watch Carlisle United whilst meeting a couple of the players when they come up to the stand.

"It's important that we keep both clubs working together and I'm sure that the children will remember this day for a long time.

"Recently ex-Penrith Juniors players have been spotted by Carlisle United and signed for their academy, which goes to show the quality of local junior football."

Ticket office manager Tarn Simmons said: "We're looking forward to welcoming Penrith FC alongside all the other groups who will be attending the game in the Cumberland Community Stand on Saturday. 

"We'll have over 150 children and adults in the stand on Saturday, from Silloth MiniGulls, Crown Newlaithes U11s, St Cuthbert's Community Catholic School, Shankhill CE School and Fellview Primary School as well as our friends from Penrith.

"This scheme is something we work hard on, alongside Cumberland Building Society, and the number of children we see in the stand during school term time is something we are proud of."

For more information on the Community Ticket Scheme, email tarn.simmons@carlisleunited.co.uk 


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