The club will be holding our first ever Community Day on Saturday when Torquay United visit Roots Hall
We will be holding our first ever Community Day at Roots Hall this Saturday, to celebrate and recognise the excellent work of our Community and Educational Trust.
Blues face Torquay United on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm. Before the game, and at half-time, the work of the Community Trust will be recognised around the ground.
Staff of the Community Trust will be handing out information about their terrific work in the local community, informing fans on how they engage with people in the local area, and look to provide many with an education here at Roots Hall.
Blues legend Frankie Banks will also be receiving further recognition for his continued work with the Community, following on from his win at the Football League Awards two weeks ago.
Anyone under the age of 16 will be able to watch for the game for just £1 when tickets are purchased in advance.
Community Chief Executive Dale Spiby said: “We’re all looking forward to being able to showcase the work that we do as a Community and Educational Trust.
“We play an important role in the local community and hope that supporters will be able to gain a better understanding of that role.
“In recent years we have gone from strength to strength and in 2013 we worked with over 76,000 people in the local area, which I think highlights our progression.
“There will be lots of activities going on around the ground, while our staff will also be on hand to answer any questions supporters may have about the work we do.”
With the local community of Southend providing fantastic support for the football club, the day will allow the club to showcase what they are giving back to the local area.
Steve Kavanagh, the club’s Chief Executive, added: “The support for the club from the local community is absolutely fantastic, so this day provides us with the opportunity to show supporters what we give back.
“Earlier in the season we held an Academy Day, which was a huge success. On that occasion we highlighted and showed off the fabulous work that Ricky Duncan and his staff do in bringing players through into the first-team here at Roots Hall.
“Following on from that, we felt that our Community and Educational Trust deserved recognition for their excellent work.
“Hopefully supporters can learn more about what our Community department do, and then watch on as the team look to pick up another important three points against Torquay United.”