Returning Rovers are on a mission

3 years ago By David Watters

Great Wakering Rovers

Great Wakering Rovers are going all out to attract new fans after returning to the Ryman League this season.

Since the start of the campaign, last season’s Essex Senior League champions have been delivering free youth season tickets to ten local infants and primary schools.

Rovers officials and volunteers are also in the process of sending fixture lists covering all their games at Burroughs Park until Christmas to homes and businesses in the local community and surrounding areas to drum up support and attract new commercial partners.

The deal for junior fans accompanied by an adult and the letter drop are part of an on-going drive being led by new Rovers chairman Tony Butcher who is also credited with helping to bring Alliance Youth football back to the club while chairman of the youth section, Great Wakering Colts YFC.

The 47-year-old, who was previously vice-chairman and succeeded former chairman Roy Kettridge at the start of July, has vowed to back manager Dan Trenkel’s mission to secure their Ryman League status while ensuring they operate and continue to grow as a going concern.

Butcher said: "Having followed the club for many years it is close to my heart and I believe exciting times lay ahead. My main aim is to ensure the football club and its management team get the best possible team on the pitch within our financial means."

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