FOOTBALL:Join the Mini Stripes

COLERAINE FC has launched a new initiative for their growing young fanbase.

The Coleraine Mini Stripes Supporters Club is open to children from birth to 11 years of age. Membership is a mere £10 a year and benefits to members include: A membership certificate and unique membership number; A photograph of your favourite player; A birthday and Christmas card from the squad; Competitions and special event; A bi-yearly newsletter.

Members also get free entry to all home league games when accompanied by an adult.

The first 50 members will be entered into a draw with three prizes. The first members name pulled out will get a photo taken with their favourite player, the second will receive a voucher from the club shop and the third will get a football signed by the squad.

Membership forms will be available at the friendly match against Mexico Under 20 Milk Cup team as well as the club shop and social club. Otherwise simply send an email to msc@colerainefc.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and a form will be forwarded.

A spokesperson for the Mini Stripes Club said: “There has been an increase in young people attending Coleraine matches in recent years and we want to encourage this. It is vital that we continue attract a new generation of supporters to the Club and we hope the Mini Stripes Club will be one initiative to achieve this.

“We would also particularly like to thank Coleraine Printing Company who are generously sponsoring the Mini Stripes Club.”