A new-look Everton matchday programme kicks off with an exclusive interview with Wayne Rooney on Saturday.
The bumper 100-page issue for this weekend's Premier League opener also features a Tanzania special, packed full of behind-the-scenes content and photography from Everton’s pre-season trip to the east African nation. From visits into the local community, to cooking challenges by the sea, and the showcase match against Gor Mahia, this publication is not to be missed.
Rooney was, of course, on that trip and the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and then to Holland has helped him settle now he is back at his boyhood club. With the forward set to make his Premier League return in a blue shirt against Stoke City, he tells the official programme what he wants to achieve with his beloved Toffees.
Joining Rooney in the programme is Morgan Schneiderlin who sat down to discuss why he is reaping the benefits of a first pre-season at the Club and how excited he is to see the additions made to the squad.
We have a couple of new features for this season including ‘What If’ – the players answer a series of questions all starting with the phrase ‘What If’. This edition, Ademola Lookman reveals which trophy he’d most like to win and what superpower he would choose…
Another new feature is ‘My First’, with Jordan Pickford in the hot seat this week.
We still have the usual round-up of the Under-23s, Ladies and Under-18s, with chats with coaches David Unsworth and Paul Tait included, plus Andy Spence explaining how the Blue Girls’ pre-season is shaping up and new signing Angharad James shares her journey to the Toffees.
And to round off a packed first edition of the brand new programme, Everton Giant Colin Harvey talks taking over from the legendary Howard Kendall.
Available around the ground for just £3.50, you can also purchase a digital version here.
Fans attending the game on Saturday are asked to arrive at Goodison early for the first match of the season, to ensure you're in your seat for the 3pm kick-off.