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Curzon launch trailblazing ticket initiative
Wednesday 7th June 2017 @ 20:15 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Curzon Ashton Football Club has launched a ground-breaking ticket initiative which aims to attract the next generation of supporters to the Tameside Stadium.

Spearheaded by CEO Natalie Atkinson, the initiative will provide every child under the age of 11 with a free season ticket for the 2017/18 season.

The Nash will be competing in step six football for a third consecutive season, having ended the the previous campaign in 13th place.

What’s more, John Flanagan’s side are now the highest ranked side in Tameside following Stalybridge Celtic’s relegation to the Evo-Stik
Premier Division last season.

Natalie is hoping that the club’s good fortunes on the pitch will be
matched by an increase in support off it. Speaking to Reporter Sport
about the initiative, she said: “We are pleased to launch our Nash Juniors initiative, which is a free season ticket for every child under the age of 11 who is registered at a Tameside address.

“Every child will receive a confirmation certificate, stating that they’re officially a Nash Junior.”

It’s hoped that the ticket initiative will help enhance Curzon’s image as a family friendly club, while at the same time attracting a new crop of supporters.

Furthermore, the initiative falls in line with the club’s commitment to freeze season ticket prices for its loyal band of supporters. Natalie said: “Now that we’re Tameside’s top football team, we have a brilliant opportunity to reach out to a new set of supporters.

“Our fans were brilliant last season, so it was only fair that we reward their loyalty by freezing ticket prices.”

In a bid to cast their image further, the club has joined forces with
Active Tameside to launch a Primary School Programme. Natalie believes
the foundations are being laid to make the club stronger. She said:
“From September, every affiliated coach will be given a free bag of
tickets.

“These tickets will then be given to every child – that’s around
3,000 per week.

“If the children take up the offer, we’re hoping to see the Tameside
Stadium packed next season.”

The club will be launching a number of community based programmes in
the next few months.

We’ll publish the latest developments, as and when they occur.