Friends of GTFC Youth Development Association (YDA)

As usual Grimsby Town Fans are showing just how great they are by digging deep to help the club through the current Covid crisis. Some have asked if there is any way of contributing on a regular monthly basis as well as giving one off contributions and so we have decided to launch the “Friends of GTFC YDA”. The GTFC academy has gone from strength to strength in recent years under the stewardship of Neil Woods as is bourne out by the numbers progressing through to the first team squad with a further 4 players given their first professional contracts for this season. There is no doubt that post COVID the academy will be even more important to the future of the club.  Although it is true that the club receives significant money for the academy from central funding there is still a big difference which the club have to find each season to maintain category 3 status.

The YDA already raises funds every season through various activities such as golf days, bike rides and other events. We are now launching “Friends of GTFC YDA” which will be a monthly subscription by standing order starting from £10 per month up to £50 per month. As a Friend of GTFC YDA, members will get the following:

  1. Signed Certificate and pin badge
  2. Sponsorship of a player from U16 and below (You can choose, or we will allocate for you)
  3. Depending on level of contribution, signed football, signed shirt, pre match meal and youth team player sponsorship as appropriate. (see table)
  4. Quarterly draw for GTFC rewards, such as pre match meals, boardroom hospitality and meet the manager. There will be 3 prizes for each quarter and each £10 monthly subscription will get you one entry into the draw.
  5. Your name in the programme
  6. Annual reception to meet the manager and all the academy management team to hear about all the great work going on and see what a difference your contributions are making.

 

The join the Friends of GTFC YDA you can either set up a standing order on your internet banking or download and send off the completed form to your bank. Here is the link to the form: Friends of YDA standing order.  Whichever you choose please just e-mail at yda@gtfc.co.uk to let us know. Alternatively, you can complete the form enclosed and return to us at Blundell Park.

 

We realise that these are difficult times for many people but if you are able to help it would be really appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance

Dave Roberts

Chair YDA

 

 

 

 

Monthly Subscription Reward
£10 Certificate

Pin Badge

Sponsorship of U16 Player

1 Entry into Fan Experience Draw

Attend annual YDA reception

 

£20 Certificate

Pin Badge

Sponsorship of U16 Player

Signed Football

2 Entries into Fan Experience Draw

Attend annual YDA reception

 

£30 Certificate

Pin Badge

Sponsorship of U16 Player

Signed Football

Signed Shirt

3 Entries into Fan Experience Draw

Attend annual YDA reception

 

 

£40 Certificate

Pin Badge

Sponsorship of U16 Player

Sponsorship of Youth Player

Signed Football

Signed Shirt

Pre match meal for 2

4 Entries into Fan Experience Draw

Attend annual YDA reception

 

 

£50 Certificate

Pin Badge

Sponsorship of U16 Player

Sponsorship of Youth player

Signed Football

Framed signed shirt

Pre match meal for 2 twice per season

5 Entries into Fan Experience Draw

Attend annual YDA reception