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MATCH UPDATES: Hints and tips ahead of the Morecambe game

Information that will help ahead of the Saturday fixture

19 February 2020

A big welcome to our match day sponsors

Our match sponsor for the game is Solway DAF. Regular sponsors and supporters over the years, it's fantastic to have them with us once again this weekend.Solway DAFOur associate sponsor is Gordons Construction. We're building up a strong relationship here, with the company having been with us on a number of occasions already this season, and it's a pleasure to be seeing them again on Saturday.

GordonsWelcome back to Borderbrite who are our match ball sponsor. This is yet another local firm who are working closely with us, and it'll be good to see them again up in Foxy's Restaurant.

BorderbriteContinuing the theme of good relationships, Print Point Carlisle are also match ball sponsor for this fixture. Members of our United for Business Club, keep an eye out for them as they take to the pitch ahead of kick off.Print PointWe hope everybody has a great day with us and that they enjoy the hospitality in Foxy's Restaurant. 

Have a great afternoon with us everyone!

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The roadworks are still there

The major roadworks continue, with traffic lights in place at the Botcherby junction on Warwick Road.

The lights are causing significant delays - please plan this potentially long delay into your journey to Brunton Park.

Warwick Road

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Cumberland Community Ticket Scheme

It's half-term, so our Cumberland Community Ticket Scheme groups are having the weekend off. Thank you to all of the schools, groups and organisations who have joined us so far this season.

Playing on the pitch at half time will be Abbeytown Red/White under-12 girls and Stanwix Hornets under-12 girls. We're expecting a good game so make sure you pick a side and cheer them on!

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Say NO to aggressive or abusive behaviour

Carlisle United Football Club is delighted that we have been awarded the EFL Code of Practice in recognition of the club’s success in providing an environment that is inclusive for all employees, supporters and volunteers alike.

The EFL’s Code of Practice represents a nationwide commitment by football clubs to improve equality and inclusion across all areas of the game. In the four years since its introduction, 63 EFL clubs, including United, have passed the nationally recognised assessment.

The EFL Code of Practice was devised as part of the game’s commitment to the English Football Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan. It helps clubs to position themselves at the heart of each community by embedding the fundamental principles of inclusion and equality throughout the whole of the business, setting accountability at the highest level.

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United’s chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: “Our aim is to be a successful football club that is a strong part of the community, open for everyone, and a club we can all take pride in. Key to that is working together to provide the best possible environment for all of our fans, staff and volunteers.

“We continue to ensure everyone has the opportunity to attend live football and fully enjoy the match day experiences which then create memories to last a lifetime. The Code of Practice helps us to do that.

“The staff put in an enormous amount of effort every day to achieve the high standards required and they deserve huge credit.”

You can call or text the club on a match day and report anything you feel is untoward by text or voicemail - 07837 097 977.

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Report it if you see it!

Remember, aggressive or abusive behaviour at football matches should NOT be tolerated. If you witness any behaviour of this type before, during or after a game – be it racist, homophobic, discriminatory or abusive in any way – please report it to the nearest steward or club official at the earliest opportunity.

Everyone attending or taking part in a football match has the right to feel safe, valued and included and we encourage supporters to continue to play their part in this.

If you witness racist behaviour at a match, or around a stadium, please report it to the police or a steward.  

You can report discrimination to Kick It Out via their app, via email on report@kickitout.org, via their online reporting form here - https://www.kickitout.org/forms/online-reporting-form or via freephone on 0800 169 9414.

Keep up to date with the organisation’s work at the following:

Twitter: @kickitout 
Facebook: @kickitoutofficial  
Instagram: @kickitout             
Website: www.kickitout.org

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You can make a complaint in writing to the club on media@carlisleunited.co.uk at any time. Your anonymity will be protected. 

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Not Today Or Any Day

Work is continuing with the Premier League and the Football Association to improve processes and procedures in place to address discrimination in stadiums, with commitments made to review how clubs sanction and educate offenders, tackle under-representation across all levels of the game and improve training provisions for stewards to ensure they are best equipped to recognise and respond to issues as they arise.

However, there is no room for complacency and the EFL and its clubs are reinforcing the collective approach to be taken under the header ‘Not today or any day’, if anyone experiences, or is subject to, discriminatory behaviour.

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The EFL recommends the following methods:

+ Report it to a steward or police officer. Reporting incidents early helps clubs to take immediate action.

+ Confidentially report it via the Kick It Out App, available on iPhone and Android.

+ Report it to Kick it Out via the links or methods shown above.

In addition, clubs, players, managers and officials have also been reminded of a matchday protocol introduced to domestic football ahead of the 2019/20 season, alongside The Football Association and the Premier League, in an attempt to ensure the matchday environment provides a positive experience for all.

The protocol is designed to ensure that incidents of abuse are effectively addressed, perpetrators are identified and dealt with, while at the same time make sure that the match is not unduly interrupted with a step by step guide mapped out to support participants take the right course of action in such a scenario. 

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Away Fan Guide 

Morecambe supporters – click HERE for your downloadable Away Fan Guide ahead of your visit to Brunton Park.

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Our Supporter Liaison Officer is Geoff Weston - he is available to answer any queries either before you make your trip or on arrival on match day. 

If you have any questions or concerns at all you can contact him on 07891 779 015 or via email at slo@carlisleunited.co.uk or on Twitter at @CUFCSLO.

Click HERE to view our SLO match day itinerary.

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The Supporters’ Car Park

The supporters' car park is closed due to the recent extremely bad weather. 

As of 11.15 on Saturday morning, the flood gates have been shut, so it is disabled parking only - disabled parking is for Blue Badge holders only.

Remember – access has changed due to new counter-terrorism advice. Both of our Warwick Road car entry points are now closed 30 minutes prior to kick off, with bollards in place. 

The bollards are also in place after full time until all pedestrian footfall has eased.

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For full details, click HERE.

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Match Tickets

Remember, you can purchase your match tickets by telephone on 0330 094 5930 or buy online and print at home, or order for collection, by clicking HERE.  

Save £3 on match day prices [for games with no promotional offers] by purchasing your ticket before 5pm on Friday.

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Popping into the Blues Store this week ... did you know we also sell home match tickets from the Blues Store?

Speak to our friendly staff in the Store and they'll help you to get your ticket for this weekend's game.

The ticket pod at the Cumberland on Fisher Street in Carlisle will be open from 10am to 4pm on Monday this week. Again, pop in and get your tickets for any of our home games before continuing to shop in town.

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Join us in the Sunset Suite on match day for our Double Happy Hour offer (from 12pm to 2pm and from 4.45pm to 5.45pm)!  

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Our TV screens will be showing all of the sports coverage ahead of kick off, to help you to get in the mood for the big game.

Join us for our Happy Hour, as we now offer ...

... all draught alcoholic drinks at just £2.90 per pint ...

... in the Sunset Suite – with the promotion running between 12pm and 2pm on the day.

Happy Hour

Don’t miss out – support the club and not the pub on a match day!

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*** AND THAT'S NOT ALL!!! ***

Each round of drinks purchased in the Sunset Suite will come with a raffle ticket.

The InvestAcc man-of-the-match will then pick a winner after the game, and they will receive 24 bottles of Heineken.

Please note, if the winner isn’t in the Sunset Suite when the draw is made, another ticket will be picked out.

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*** AND THERE'S MORE!!! ***

Win or lose we'll be hosting a Winner's Happy Hour [should the result go against us, we'll still be running the offer] in the Sunset Suite after full time - between 4.45pm and 5.45pm - hopefully we'll be helping you to celebrate another three points!

Prices will be the same as our main match day Double Happy Hour offer above. 

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Remember, you can upgrade your match ticket to book a place in Foxy’s Restaurant - £25pp for a two-course meal or £30pp for a three-course meal.

We also have an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities available, from match day sponsorship to player and ball sponsorship packages.

For more information please contact the commercial department on 0330 094 5930 or email commercial@carlisleunited.co.uk

Please note - Guiness and Moretti will be sold at full price throughout the duration of this offer, and Theakstons IPA is charged at £4.10.

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Kids' Meal Deal

We have a match day meal deal offer, perfect for our younger fans, which comes in its own special activity box ... with a pencil so you can complete the games and answer the questions on the outside of the packaging.

For just £3.50 you will get:

Meal Deal

+ Your activity box (plus pencil)
+ Sausage roll
+ Packet of Hula Hoops
+ Fruit Shoot drink

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The Family Zone

Carlisle United’s Family Zone is in full swing again this season with hundreds of children and youngsters making use of what is a fantastic facility in The Pioneer [East] Stand.

The Family Zone opens at 1.30pm on a Saturday match day, and at 6.30pm for an evening fixture, and provides a fun place to meet new friends and play games ahead of the big match action.

The Zone is open through to half time and, with staff in place to keep an eye on things, gives a safe and secure environment where children of all ages can relax.

Click HERE for more information.

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Get to meet the players

Some of the first team squad will be out and about around the ground on match day.

Make sure you get your selfies and autographs:

2pm - Head to the Blues Store where two players will be on-hand to sign autographs and ruin your selfies.

2.15pm - Some of the players will be meeting our Community Ticket Scheme children in the Community Stand. It's a great chance for our young fans to see their heroes.

2.30pm - Family Zone - play games and get up close and personal with some of the lads.

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The Mascots

We are looking forward to welcoming four mascots this weekend.

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Jimmie Bushnell is 8 and one of Carlisle United's longest travelling mascots from Brighton. Jimmie's favourite player is Adam Collin and he would like to follow in his footsteps as a goalkeeper. Jimmie enjoys playing football, basketball and swimming.

Meagan Cumming is also 8 and loves watching the Blues. Her favourite player is Adam Collin and she is the goalkeeper for Gillford Park under-10's girls’ team. Apart from football she loves pizza!

Henry Robson says his favourite player is Jack Iredale and his favourite subject at school is maths. In his spare time Henry likes to play football and squash, and also plays the bass guitar and the piano!

Rowan Whelan in year 6 at Norman Street School. He plays hockey for Carlisle Hockey and attends 25th Carlisle Scout Group at St Aidans Church Hall. Rowan has an older sister Chloe who is an artist and an older brother Ky who is at University in Lancaster. In his spare time, Rowan likes to play football, play on his bike and play video games. His favourite Carlisle United player is Adam Collin. At the Olga day Adam gave Rowan his gloves after training and all the players signed his top, as you can see in the picture.

Have a great day with us gang!

Don't forget, our Olga's Army and Junior Blues are treated to exclusive events, meet the player sessions and behind the scenes visits as part of their membership.

Don't miss out - join us right now!

To find out more about our Junior Blues membership click HERE.

For more on Olga's Army, click HERE.

For more on how to become a mascot, click HERE

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Issue 20 of this season’s 48-page 'the blues' match programme is on sale from our usual programme selling points and outlets around the ground.

For more information on what you'll find in our match programme, click HERE.

With stats, facts, interviews and comment from the heart of the club, it's not be missed. 

Get your copy to find out more!

Priced at just £3 it’s a must have addition to your match day experience.

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Match Day Ticket Sales

Match Day Ticket Sales are as follows:

Main Stand [B, C, Pirelli Family Stand and EWM] – from the ticket office situated on the west side of the stadium.

Paddock – from the Paddock ticket office situated at the southern end of the Paddock.

Pioneer Foods Stand and Warwick Road End – from the Pioneer Foods Stand ticket office situated on the ground floor on the east side of the stadium.

Away fans – from the away ticket office situated at the northern end of the Pioneer Foods Stand.

Remember – during the working week our Pioneer Foods Stand ticket office, situated on the first floor of the Pioneer Foods stand, is open for ticket sales for ALL areas of the ground. 

You can also purchase match tickets for home games from our Blues Store on Warwick Road during normal working hours.

The ticket office on the west side of the stadium is open on MATCH DAYS ONLY.

The ticket office is open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays (and until kick off for midweek games) and from 10am to 5.15pm on weekend match days.

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It is worth noting that entry can be gained on match days by showing your ticket confirmation email on your smart phone or equivalent device. Simply present the relevant section of your eTicket for scanning at point of entry.

For full ticket office opening times and ticket prices, click HERE.

Don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets by telephone on 0330 094 5930 or buy online and print at home, or order for collection, by clicking HERE.

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Be in it to win it with our Golden Gamble

Keep your eye out for our Golden Gamble sellers around the ground ahead of kick off.

Your tickets can be purchased for just £1 (or at 3 for £2) and give you the chance to win either £100, or the share of a cash pot, in our half time draws. 

And, while we’re on the subject, why not sign up to our exciting Blues Lotto? For just £1 you can purchase 10 lucky numbers for our weekly draw giving you the chance to win cash prizes from our fund of nearly £60,000.

There is now the opportunity to pay an additional £1 per week to upgrade to Premier Membership where there is another £17,000 cash, 3 new cars and many other prizes waiting to be won. 

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For more details visit www.blueslotto.co.uk or email lottery@carlisleunited.co.uk

Alternatively call 0330 094 5930 and ask for Ewan Wood. 

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The Blues Store

New replica home kits are selling fast - visit the Blues Store to get yours!

We also have a wide range of ERREA training kit and leisure wear available.

Blues Store opening times:

Monday - 10am to 5pm
Tuesday - 10am to 5pm (open until 7.45pm on a match day)
Wednesday - CLOSED 
Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 3pm (open until 5.30pm on match day) 
Sunday - CLOSED

Telephone sales: 01228 554 138 (during store working hours only).

Click HERE to shop at our online Blues Store.

And don't forget - you can get your match tickets from the Blues Store as you make those other essential purchases!!

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Challenge 25

We are operating the ‘Challenge 25’ policy at Brunton Park this season.

Please do not be offended if you are asked for ID when purchasing alcohol and if you appear to be under the age of 25 to our bar staff.


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