Everton Football Club has introduced a new membership scheme for the 2017/18 season.
Replacing the Foreverton scheme, the Everton Official Membership offers a number of enhanced benefits including free access to streams of pre-season matches, helping supporters to ‘get more Everton’.
As an Official Member, benefits will also include:
• Priority access to match tickets at Goodison Park*
• Free entry to Everton Ladies WSL1 and Everton Under-23 PL2 home fixtures^
• Free access to live video streams of selected pre-season friendlies
• Free access to live video streams of selected PL2 games during the 2017/18 season
• Exclusive ‘On Demand’ video content updated every week
• The opportunity to take part in surveys to help shape Club decisions and initiatives
• Regular and exclusive competitions
• Enhanced cashback at more than 3,000 online retailers to spend on tickets or merchandise
• A welcome pack including a window sticker and membership card
• And much more...
With every Premier League fixture at Goodison Park sold out throughout the 2016/17 season and the demand for match tickets higher than ever before, an Official Membership gives Evertonians the chance to get their hands on match tickets at least three days before they go on general sale.*
Members will also be added to the waiting list for Season Tickets for the 2018/19 season, with a chance to purchase any non-renewed Season Tickets.
Official Members will also be able to get closer to the action than ever before with a range of exclusive digital content available throughout the season. Starting this summer, members can watch live streams of selected pre-season fixtures – including Everton’s friendly against SportPesa Cup winners Gor Mahia FC at the Tanzania National Main Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam on Thursday 13 July.
Through evertonfc.com, members will also be able to access an enhanced weekly Everton Show alongside a new Everton Podcast, live streams of selected fan events and Under-23 games, exclusive player interviews and Premier League post-match analysis from Club legends and Ambassadors.**
Members will also benefit from free entry to Under-23s home games as David Unsworth’s side defend their Premier League 2 title^ and Everton Ladies WSL1 home fixtures as Andy Spence's team return to the top flight.^
Official Everton Memberships are broken down into four categories – Adult, International, Young Blues (5-17) and an introductory package for Infants (0-4).
Young Blues (5-17) will be entered to a draw to lead the team out at Goodison Park as a matchday mascot, as well as having the opportunity to take part in a number of events which include playing on the hallowed turf of Goodison Park or at USM Finch Farm. For those junior Blues aspiring to follow in the footsteps of first-team stars like Tom Davies, their parents or guardians can take advantage of a 10-per-cent discount on Soccer Schools throughout the season.
Those who have purchased a Season Ticket for the 2017/18 campaign will automatically be enrolled as a Season Ticket Member, receiving their own exciting benefits. Lounge Members are also provided with a range of exclusive benefits.
Members at all levels will receive cashback rewards for shopping at more than 3,000 online retailers. Cashback can then be exchanged for vouchers to purchase Everton products, including matchday tickets and merchandise.
Richard Kenyon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Everton, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to launch our new Official Membership scheme for 2017/18. These new products have been shaped by fan feedback and a review of other schemes in football and outside of football.
“Our Official Membership will still provide priority access to match tickets, but will now include a whole host of other benefits, including free access to live streaming of selected pre-season fixtures, enhanced post-match content, new and improved competitions and free entry to Under-23s and Everton Ladies games. Members can also earn points by shopping at selected retailers, that can then be redeemed against match tickets and merchandise.
“Young Blues will get the opportunity to play on Goodison Park or at USM Finch Farm which we are sure will prove very popular. All of our Season Ticket holders and Lounge Members will receive all of these benefits too, as they are automatically enrolled into the scheme.”
Everton’s new Official Membership scheme will be available to purchase from Wednesday 28 June, priced at just £25 a year for Adults and International Members and £10 for Young Blues (5-17). Infants (0-4) can become Official Members for free.
For more information and to purchase your Official Membership, from Wednesday 28 June, visit evertonfc.com/officialmembership
*Subject to availability and purchase history
**Available for selected fixtures
^Subject to availability