Fans of the Future aims to attract more young fans and families to watch live football and start a lifelong passion for the game. The initiative is the League's first centrally driven ticketing initiative. Participating clubs must be focussing on young fans and families and be offering cheap pricing at least on an occasional basis. Many clubs are offering much more like free season tickets for all under 7's, "Kids for a Quid" for selected matches or "Family tickets". They must also run family targeted match days such as Family Fundays which includes pre and post match entertainment for youngsters.
Launched during the 2005/6 season, more than 750,000 children have been admitted to League clubs to date under Fans of the Future and we hope many more will become a fan of the game in the future.
Watch out for the chance to become our Official Junior Reporter at the Coca-Cola Play Off finals and a weekend of club activity.More news coming soon.
The League's Official Energy Partner, E.ON have become sponsor of the initiative and will be running various promotional activity during the 2008/09 season.Watch this space for more information.
The Family Excellence Award was launched in 2007/08 season to measure and help clubs improve the match day experience. It was awarded to those clubs delivering a truly outstanding experience. All other clubs were given specific guidance on how they can improve further. To find out more visit our Family Excellence Award section.
Enjoy the Match is launching in 2008/09 season as a further strategy under the Fans of the Future umbrella. The aim of this campaign is to encourage supporters in family areas at League grounds to respect their fellow supporters and refrain from using foul language and aggressive behaviour. To find out more visit our Enjoy the Match section.