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FUTURE BLUES LAUNCH | Bringing the Blues closer to the fans of the future!

14 October 2016

Phil Brown, Adam Barrett & Ted Smith visit South Benfleet Primary School to launch Future Blues, in partnership with c2c...

Phil Brown, Adam Barrett and Ted Smith visited South Benfleet Primary School this week to launch Future Blues, in partnership with c2c, offering youngsters the chance to become part of the Club’s future.

Future Blues, a joint initiative run by the Club and Southend United Community & Educational Trust, will see local primary school children & local sports clubs given the opportunity to come and watch live football on their doorstep at Roots Hall Stadium!

Joined by c2c and British Transport Police Officer, Dave King, Years 5 & 6 were given an assembly on rail safety and were given the chance to have a Q&A session with Phil and the players.
If you would like your school to get involved or find out more information please contact the Southend United Educational & Community Trust on

Adam Barrett said, "It's a great initiative by the Club and Southend United Community & Educational Trust, at a young age all you want to do is watch & play football so being able to watch Southend United live at Roots Hall is a great experience."
Ted Smith, visiting his former primary school, said, "You want to get fans of all ages engaged with the football club but the most important age group is the children because they're your future support, having this opportunity helps children see live football on their doorstep when they might not be so fortunate so it's a great idea and thanks to c2c for supporting it!"


Soak up the match day atmosphere and get in the mood to cheer your team on.

With a choice of stops available on the c2c route it’s easy to get to the Roots Hall stadium. Trains stop at nearby Westcliff-On-Sea, Southend Central, and Southend East, and then it's about a 20-minute walk to the ground, or you can take the bus.

Buy your train tickets to the match online at:

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