Whitby Town say they would like to invite younger supporters to an open meeting, this Sunday, to iron out what the club believes to be misunderstandings between itself and the younger supporters of the club.

The meeting will take place at 4pm on Sunday (September 30) in the Turnbull Ground clubhouse, with all welcome.

The club says it is ‘firmly behind the efforts of getting people into the ground and supporting our team, but we also feel that there have been misunderstandings. For example, the requirement of CRB checks being in place, if under 18s are travelling unaccompanied on the away bus.’

Included in the rest of the statement is the following:

To help encourage the youngsters of the area to support the club, we have rolled out new initiatives over the summer, including the introduction of free season tickets for every school child, and the introduction of an under-18s club to allow unaccompanied youngsters to attend games at the Turnbull Ground.

The formation of the under-18s club entailed a number of different processes which had to be adhered to, including forming rules that were ratified by the Police, allowing our security to scrutinise the applications and putting in place a way of creating and distributing membership cards.

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