Sheffield United - Our thanks to Armed Forces
Tickets For Troops is delighted to announce that Sheffield United will continue to support the charity in the 2014-15 campaign.
Tickets For Troops, which provides free tickets for sporting, musical and theatrical events to members of the Armed Forces, has had a longstanding partnership with the Blades and The Football League since the scheme was established in 2009.
Over 120,000 football tickets have been donated to the charity since 2009 and last season alone saw in excess of 35,000 football tickets distributed to servicemen and women across the UK. Over 21,000 tickets were donated by Football League clubs last season with United continuing to offer full support.
Members of the Armed Forces and those who have been medically discharged from the services since 2001 can book tickets.
And that’s not all, the Club have also put together a ‘Blades in Arms’ military discount package for Armed Forces personnel to obtain a season ticket at a discounted rate.
Active duty service members will receive 10 per cent off current season ticket prices at Bramall Lane. For more information or to take advantage of this Blades offer, contact the Box Office on 0871 995 1889.
Tickets For Troops Chairman, Lord Marland, said: “The men and women of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces are doing such an extraordinary job during these difficult times and it is fantastic that Sheffield United have wanted to demonstrate their support and appreciation in such a generous way.”
Jim Phipps, United’s Co-Chairman, a combat veteran of the U.S. Army, added: “We are very appreciative of the service and sacrifice of our uniformed service men and women and their families and are happy to show that appreciation, albeit in a small way, through the Tickets for Troops programme. The liberties and freedoms which make it possible for us to enjoy a day out with friends and family at Bramall Lane watching our beloved Blades make their way up come at the expense of those who have donned, who now don and who in the future will yet don the uniform of the United Kingdom’s armed services and serve. We thank you for all you have done, are doing and will yet do.”
The Blades have an excellent relationship with The Yorkshire Regiment, which is the last of the English county regiments that uniquely bears the county name.
Alan Bartlett, Wing Commander (Retd) (RAF) commented: “Just like United, The Yorkshire Regiment has a long history and reputation for professional excellence. We are the regions local, ‘county’ regiment and we are very proud to be affiliated with one of the regions premier sporting clubs. Our young men are recruited from the same region, they undertake rigorous training and deploy on challenging operations and we encourage all forms of sport and adventurous training. We care for our people and with the continued help of the Club, many of our soldiers will no doubt enjoy the benefits of this generous arrangement.”
Free tickets for Blades-supporting members of the Armed Forces will be available when the season kicks off again in August.