As part of the build-up to the Leyton Orient game last weekend first-team players Jack Ellis and Jack Stretton visited Northbank U9s at Soccerworld on Tuesday night.
The young players then came to Saturday’s game as part of The Cumberland Community Ticket Scheme in A Stand, and they were delighted to welcome the lads along to their session.
“It was great to go along and see them all train last week before they came to watch us play on Saturday,” Jack Ellis said.
“Visits like this are important and it was great to chat to the players before they started their training session.”
“The weather wasn’t great but you could see they were really enjoying their training, which is what it’s all about,” Jack Stretton added.
“They gave young Jack a bit of a runaround in the warm-up, and with me being injured I wasn’t able to help him, but I think he enjoyed it as much as they did!"
The Cumberland’s Community Ticket Scheme means thousands of youngsters will be able to watch The Blues for free once again this season. The scheme provides local primary schools and community groups with up to 300 free tickets for home matches.
The Cumberland’s sponsorship of the scheme has now been in operation for just over 12 years and the community-based partnership took another step in 2013 when the club’s A Stand was rebranded as the Cumberland Community Stand.
Strong supporters of the Blues, The Cumberland had previously sponsored the East Stand and a number of other initiatives in and around Brunton Park.
For more information on the services provided by The Cumberland, click HERE.