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BLUES AND CURTIS SPORT ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

New matchday programme partner on board for new season

27 August 2021

Southend United are pleased to enter into a new partnership with Curtis Sport to become the Club’s Official Programme Supplier.

The new agreement will see Curtis Sport produce Blues’ matchday programme, working on the design and content of the 40-page publication.

Curtis Sport have over 25 years’ experience in the Sports and Print industry, working with clubs both in England and Scotland in a range of sports.

In a change to previous years, the programmes will be available to purchase from the kiosks inside Roots Hall and also the Ticket Office from 1pm on Friday afternoon onwards*.

Media and Marketing Manager Matt Mundy will continue as editor of the programme, working alongside external contributors Scott Hatley, Chris Lincoln, Rob Craven, Dave Bishop, Mark Wallis, Leon Imber, Stuart Walker and Scott Barber.

The team at Curtis Sport have been working on a refreshed design for the 2021/22 programme which will be in place for the televised visit of Stockport County on the Saturday 28th August.

Supporters will be able to buy a hard copy programme for £3 around the ground on matchdays, and we are excited to also be launching a digital option alongside this for £1.99. More details here.

Fans can also purchase a 2021/22 subscription service via Curtis Sport’s website, which includes delivery, for just £95 – click here.

Tom Lawrence, Southend United Chief Executive, said: 

"I am excited about the new partnership with Curtis Sport. They have a great reputation in this space and are happy to work with us to innovate. 

"This year, as an alternative to hardcopy programmes, fans will be able to purchase a digital programme if they prefer….that will avoid queuing and also responds, in some way, to the way many of our fans now chose to consume information ie digitally.

"In order to ensure it remains economical to produce programmes, this season the programme will be slightly slimmed down but will remain full of great content…just with a few less advertisements!

Rhys Ellingham, Southend United General Manager, added: "We’re looking forward to working with Curtis Sport for the season ahead as our new programme partner. Being able to print physical programmes as well as giving fans the opportunity to read on their phone or tablet in a digital format is excellent and we hope to increase our readership by making it more accessible to fans of all ages.”

*Subject to prompt delivery


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