Read about our annual event which took place on Sunday 24 JulySouthend United hosted their annual 'Meet the Blues Day' on Sunday 24 July at the Boots and Laces Training Ground.
There was lots of fun, games and activities on offer and most importantly the day allowed fans to see Phil Brown and the players train up close and meet some of their favourite Blues stars!
The fun filled family day ran from 11am-4pm with a number of events taking place including a signing session with the first team!
The First Team training session was up first from 11am-12pm whilst stalls and exhibitions ran throughout the day which included:
• Ticket Stall – Matchday Tickets and 16/17 Season Cards on sale!
• Face Painting
• The Blue Voice
• Game Stall
• Prawn Zone
• Programme Stand
• Bouncy Castles
• Ice Cream
• Sweets/Confectionary Stalls
• Shrimpers Trust Marquee
• Sponsors and Partners: Rendezvous Casino, Nando’s, ADSI, Fairfield BMW, MSPFX, David Lloyd, Samaritans, Youth Trust
Between 12pm-1pm the Southend United Academy showcased their skills before Southend United officially revealed their 2016/17 Home and Away kits to the supporters with the help of Fairfield BMW. The Players were joined in the unveiling by Junior Blues competition winners Holly Marjurum and Ash Collins and fan Karl Mooney who had been selected in a prize draw from the recent Fan Survey issued by the Club.
Shortly after 1pm the player signing session commenced allowing fans to get their merchandise signed and have their pictures taken with Phil Brown and his side.
To finish the day with a flourish, a Southend United Legends XI v Southend United Management XI game took place featuring some famous Blues faces - A thrilling game ended with the legends running out 4-2 winners.
The Raffle numbers drawn at Half Time during the Legends game are as follows:
White 176 - Claimed
Blue 361 - Claimed
Orange 476 - Unclaimed
Green 296 - Unclaimed
Pink 51 - Unclaimed
Green 241 - Unclaimed
Orange 491 - Claimed
White 341 - Claimed
Green 306 - Claimed
Orange 411 - Unclaimed
Blue 136 - Claimed
If you possess one of the winning tickets, please email Jessica.Watson@southend-united.co.uk or call 01702 304132
Southend United would to thank everyone who helped make Meet The Blues Day possible, all our stalls/exhibitions, our sponsors & partners, and a special thanks to the supporters for making the event one to remember!