By Club Staff
Hello to All Our Young Supporters,
Our young supporters continue to be the lifeblood of any Football Club and everyone at Crewe Alexandra is fully aware of attracting younger fans to Gresty Road. You remain very much the fans of the future and that is why Crewe continues to offer one of the cheapest season tickets in the Football League for our young fans. All of our young fans under the age of 11 can become season ticket holders for FREE if an adult season ticket holder accompanies them to matches.
For more information on our great offers please contact our Ticket Office on 01270 252610.
The club has also developed very close relations with local schools and community group and this has been further enhanced by the outstanding work demonstrated by our Community programme, which is based at nearby Shavington. Children of all ages are engaged in educational and sporting activities and we are rightly proud of all the work we do locally.
The Alex Zone educational centre has grown in stature and local children continue to learn in a safe and fun environment at the Soccer Centre. For full information of our courses at the Alexandra Soccer Centre please contact01270 216682.
Our work with families also saw the club awarded the Family Excellence Award from the Football League. Crewe Alexandra has been awarded 'The Football League Family Excellence Award' for the 2013/14 season.
Click here for the full story.Created in 2007, the Award is based on an independent assessment, commissioned by The Football League, of the family experience at all 72 League clubs during the season using 'mystery shopper' families and recognises the outstanding experience clubs provide for young fans and families at their grounds.
3.5m juniors ‘Enjoy the Match’ in The Football League - Enjoy The Match
Crewe Alexandra and the other 71 teams across The Football League sold a combined 3,500,000 junior tickets last season, meaning young people made up almost 1/3 of all crowds last season.
Over the last six seasons junior attendance in The Football League has risen by 31% compared with a 6% increase in overall attendance during the same period.
The new figures are being seen as a ringing endorsement of Football League clubs’ extensive work to reach out, attract and engage with families through their own enhanced dedicated family-friendly facilities and innovative matchday entertainment, as well as The Football League’s Enjoy the Match campaign. Alongside The Football League Family Excellence Awards Scheme, the Enjoy The Match Campaign plays a crucial role in helping clubs to attract families and young supporters to Football League matches.
Launched in 2008, Enjoy the Match focusses on a Code of Conduct in which clubs pledge to enforce a zero tolerance policy on anti-social behaviour in the dedicated family areas across The Football League, encouraging clubs to create a family atmosphere at games that can be enjoyed by supporters of all ages.
In the 2014/15 season Crewe is set to build on the success of Enjoy the Match with a range of new materials in our team colours, including a refreshed Code of Conduct, to display within the Family Stand.
Football League Head of Customer Services Andrea Brown said “We’re really proud of the work Football League clubs across the country do to attract new fans. These statistics just go to show that this work is having a real impact.
“The new club-branded Enjoy the Match campaign materials will be sent to clubs for the start of the new season, and we’re positive the initiative will continue to go from strength to strength.”
The Crewe Alex Family Lounge
Crewe Alexandra has opened its very own Family Lounge on matchdays and has achieved considerable success in attracting local youth teams and schools to the Alexandra Stadiumand has been awarded ‘The Football League Family Excellence Award’ for the 2013/14 season.
The Lounge is situated behind the family stand on the first floor, with magnificent views of the pitch, it offers a warm and friendly welcome on a matchday, and families can either choose to take their seats in the family stand to watch the match, or stay inside or watch from the lounge itself.
Full refreshments and the match day programme are available to purchase in the Lounge with the additional refreshment counter below.
The Lounge is open from 2pm on Saturday matchdays and 6.30pm for Tuesday night fixtures, through to the end of the game, with live Sky/BT sports game and previous Crewe Alex games all being shown prior to kick off, and games and coloring for the children to take part with.
Gresty the Lion is our mascot and will always put in a special effort in matches for our junior supporters, he entertains our fans before and during half time, he loves having his photo taken and will even sign autographs if you are lucky!
Family season tickets are priced at just £290.00 for one adult and one Under 11 if purchased before 27th June and family match tickets at £22.00 (1Adult & 1 Under 11) are available for the Family Stand.
Please contact the ticket office on 01270 252610 for more details
We all hope our next generation of fans, continue to get behind their local team.
Thank you for your support