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AFC Telford United joins The National Lottery Football Weekends

AFC Telford United has announced that it will be part of The National Lottery Football Weekends.

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It means that players of the National Lottery will be able to watch the National League North football club’s home match against Gloucester City on 2 April 2022 with a friend, and get one of the tickets for free.

The campaign comes amid the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to major losses for football clubs across the UK.

“As fans, you know full well how damaging the pandemic has been to clubs like ours. With a halt in the football calendar and no gate revenue there were serious fears about the future of many clubs,” a statement from AFC Telford United read.

“Thankfully National Lottery players stepped in to protect many local football clubs, providing £12.5m ($16.8m) of support to clubs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

A total of 231 clubs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are currently taking part in The National Lottery Football Weekends, with each club allowed to run a special Buy One Get One Free ticket offer for one home match in March or April.

“National Lottery players play a vital role in supporting our national game, but especially at non-league and grassroots level,” said Football Operations Manager Luke Shelley.

“AFC Telford United prides itself on being a club that is closely connected with the local community, and it is thanks to the emergency funding, that ensured our survival, that we are able to continue delivering the projects that make a real difference to our fans and the wider community.”

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