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Over 150 youngsters take in Notts County game

Club initiative helps see biggest home crowd of the season

21 September 2017

On Saturday the Checkatrade Stadium saw it's highest attendance of the season so far with over 2,300 fans watching the game against Notts County.

That was thanks to 100 schoolchildren from Southwater School, the first School of the Week, and over 60 young dancers from KC Dance - who performed both before the game and during half time as well.

"It was a great day all round from that point of view," said Marcus Doyle of the club's Community Foundation.

"We'd been working with them (Southwater school) throughout the week and had gone in and done some assemblies and some work with the kids and that culminated in them watching the game with us on Saturday.

"We've had so much great feedback from the parents throughout the week and we're very confident that the new programme will continue to be successful in getting people through the turnstiles."

With all U11 tickets just £1 for home matches, U16's being priced at £4 and the brand new Devils Den facility in the south-east corner of the stadium, he emphasised that there's lots to do for youngsters on a matchday at the Checkatrade Stadium.

"We want to show people that there's a great club on their doorstep," he continued.

"If we can keep people coming back after they've enjoyed a day out with us then we've done our job - and it's something we're really looking to do.

"We want to make the experience of coming to a game here as good as possible for young fans and their families and hopefully we're showing we can do that."

Watch our interview with Marcus Doyle on Crawley Town TV below...

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