Yannick Bolasie has helped to relaunch the Everton School Supporters’ Club initiative for the 2017/18 season with a special visit to Holy Trinity Primary School in Garston.
The winger dropped in on avid Evertonian and Year 6 teacher, Mr Hughes, during a classroom session ran by Everton in the Community coaches to thank him for his ongoing support and for setting up his own Everton School Supporters’ Club at Holy Trinity.
The scheme was originally launched during the 2015/16 season and has become a great extra-curricular engagement tool for junior Blues to meet other like-minded students, make friends and learn more about the Club they support.
There are now over 80 schools signed up to the initiative, reaching from Netherley to New York and other international schools in Dubai, Spain, New Zealand, Laos and Vietnam.
A wealth of benefits also come with the official affiliation, including:
- Giveaways, competitions and prizes
- Eligibility for visits from first team, Under-23 and Ladies players
- Pin badges for every child
- A starter pack full of activities for the new Supporters’ Club
Everton’s Fan Engagement Manager, Christine Prior, has spoken about the success of the initiative; “We were delighted with the initial success of the scheme last season. There are thousands of junior Evertonians coming through the turnstiles each weekend and it’s important we go out to the schools to engage with them, giving them the opportunity to talk about the Club they love.
"We are committed to listening to our youngest supporters and the School Supporters’ Clubs allows us to do that. All it takes is one Evertonian teacher to start a Club, so I would encourage them to sign up and get involved.”
If you are an Evertonian teacher and are interested in joining the growing number of officially-affiliated Everton School Supporters’ Clubs, simply contact Niall O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.