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Matchday Social

May 3, 2022 3:51 pm Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team


As part of Mental Health Week (9th-15th May), we are excited to launch our first AFCCT Matchday Social trial event on Sunday the 15th of May at the Aberdeen FC match against St Mirren.

The AFCCT Matchday Social aims to promote friendship through football by helping connect fans who otherwise would not have anyone to attend the game with. Allowing them to share their passion for football and create lasting friendships beyond matchdays.

The trial is being launched during Mental Health week and Aberdeen FC Community Trust are raising awareness to the importance of tackling loneliness and social inclusion through a variety of programmes that are currently being delivered.

Whether you’re looking to share your passion for football or just interested in getting to know the game, the Matchday Social is a great opportunity to attend a match with likeminded Aberdeen FC fans and is open for anyone to attend.

On the day the group will meet at 10:30am at the Aberdeen Sports Village for a chance to socialise with other members before the match, and then head over to the game and sit together. Tickets will be handed out on the day by AFCCT staff so no need to collect before the game.

You can sign up for the AFCCT Matchday Social event and buy your individual ticket on the AFC ticketing website or through contacting the ticket office by calling 01224 631903 or emailing ticketoffice@afc.co.uk

Debra Christie, Community Engagement Officer, said:

“We are excited to be working in partnership with Aberdeen Sports Village and Aberdeen Football Club to hold this trial event which is aimed at supporting friendship through football. AFCCT are reaching out with this option to anyone who would like to return to Pittodrie or would like to start attending matches but don’t have anyone to join them.

We hope the trial event will be a success and then we can then look at the programme becoming part of the matchday experience as football is a great opportunity to socialise and meet new friends, which can create lasting friendships beyond matchdays.”