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Super Blues donate to the Shrewsbury Town Academy!

30 June 2023

Academy

Super Blues donate to the Shrewsbury Town Academy!

30 June 2023

The Super Blues, a fundraiser set up to support the club, has donated £3,000 to the Shrewsbury Town Academy to fund their trips to the Oakham Tournament this season.

The Oakham Tournament is a competition Shrewsbury have taken part in for some years now, with our under-14s winning their tournament in 2021 (pictured).

It sees academies from the Scottish Premier League, EFL, League of Ireland and Premier League teams such as Nottingham Forest and Manchester United take part, thus providing a brilliant competition across all age groups.

The Super Blues raises money through supporters of Shrewsbury Town paying £1 a week into the scheme. 

There are monthly draws where members can win a range of prizes including £1,000. The rest of their money is donated to projects around the football club.

Recently, they have funded the camera tower at the training ground, netting, goals, the bikes for the Bike2Bolton event and many other things.

Download the application form to become a member of the Super Blues. Complete the form and return it to Jackie Klekot, secretary of the Super Blues, at 1 Tankerville Terrace, Longden, Shrewsbury, SY5 8EY.

Super Blues committee member Roger Groves said:

"We always try to move our funds around and do a bit for the academy, the first team, the fan experience; that's essentially what the Super Blues does.

"Funding the Oakham Tournament is a good use of our money because we're investing in the club's future, to support and bring the youth players through.

"We thought it was something that is a very worthy cause - it's something for the future and we thought it was a very good investment for us."

Academy Director David Longwell said:

"We've been doing the Oakham Tournament for a number of years and it's great for our young kids to get away on some sort of trip.

"I think it's really important not just for football but for team bonding, relationships and stuff like that.

"But then the fact we can do and play against high-level teams is also really great for the kids, so there are many benefits to it.

"Our under-14s won it recently, beating teams like Man United on the way to doing it, so the benefits are massive for us.

"We're just delighted we can do it again.

"Honestly, I can't speak highly enough about the Super Blues. When you've got supporters who help the club in that way it's brilliant.

"They give us that support, they give support to the club in general, so to give the academy lads that chance and to have the supporters backing that, I think it just develops more of an affinity between the fans and the young players that we've got.

"This is perfect and we can't thank them enough."

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