Stalybridge Celtic are inviting servicemen and women to watch them in EVO-STIK League action for free until the end of the season.

The EVO-STIK League Premier club have teamed up with Tickets for Troops to provide ten tickets per league game for former and serving members of the Army, RAF and Royal Navy.

Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events, offering serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001 the opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with friends and families.

In a statement announcing the initiative ahead of their next home game in the league against Stourbridge on Saturday 9 September, officials at Bower Fold said the free tickets must be booked through with a requirement for fans to register their military details.

Stalybridge Celtic community development officer Mike Smith said: “It’s great that we can make these tickets available for members of our armed services who work so hard to keep us all safe. We look forward to seeing some of them throughout the season and hope they all enjoy their visit to Bower Fold.”

Tickets for Troops spokesman Robert Lupton said: “Firstly, many thanks for the kind offer of tickets for our servicemen and women. The Evo-Stik League looks to be a very exciting league this season. The North West has a large percentage of current and ex-service personnel and we hope that Stalybridge Celtic FC can benefit from this kind gesture within their local community.”


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