In the last six seasons Yeovil Town FC have been working with MSA Ltd through the Goalden Gate Superdraw to help generate as much income as possible for the aims of the Youth Development of the club. In this time the partnership has been an absolute success in that over £430,000 has been brought into the club to help support the youth players with the hope that they integrate into the first team squad.
Dave Linney, Yeovil Town Commercial Manager, had huge praise for the lottery scheme saying “The financial support by playing the Goalden Gate Superdraw has helped raise considerable funds towards our Youth Development at Yeovil Town Football Club. The development of our youth is going from strength to strength with four players given professional contracts over the past few months. Academies/Youth Development are the life blood of every football club with the hope of unearthing the next superstar of the future. The Goalden Gate Superdraw is a valuable source of revenue for The Academy.”
Both Yeovil Town and MSA Ltd are looking forward to seeing more youth talent flourish in the developmental system and eventually make their way to the first team squad.
Preperations are well under way at Stourbridge FC’s War Memorial Ground for the upcoming league season on the field but off it the club are also very busy trying to grow their Goalden Gate Superdraw membership.
Stourbridge FC have been working with MSA Ltd to deliver the Goalden Gate Superdraw to their fans for almost fifteen years now and in that time the club have generated a fantastic £51,000 through the scheme.
Some of the recent projects that the Goalden Gate Superdraw have helped finance include erecting a new fence at the Juniors Ground to ensure safety for the kids, improving the facilities of the catering units and most importantly making much needed improvements to the toilets and the provision of disabled facilities.
Stephen Hyde, Vice President at Stourbridge Football Club, stated “The donations received are posted to a fundraising account and used as a contribution to the Club for improvements and to enhance facilities for supporters/player benefit but also for the wider community.”
Promotions Manager for MSA Ltd, Kevin Kay, said that “having lived in Stourbridge for the last eight years or so I can see first hand how much the Goalden Gate Superdraw’s donations have helped improve the look and facilities of the War Memorial Ground.”
Both MSA Ltd and Stourbridge FC look forward to the future and, with the backing of the loyal Glassboys support, hope to raise even more funds together.
Welsh Premier League side Cefn Druids AFC have become the latest team to begin working with MSA Ltd through the Goalden Gate Superdraw with the aim to provide an alternative income stream to support the youth section of the club.
The team take their prolific history from the famous old Welsh team Druids FC who were founded in the early 1870’s. The Druids can claim to originate from the oldest existing team located in Wales, thus making it also the oldest football club in the world outside England. This is reflected in club’s nickname, ‘The Ancients’. The Druids have won many trophies in their time including the Welsh Senior Cup, the Welsh National League and participated in the Europa League just last season.
Kevin Kay, Promotions Manager at MSA Ltd, said the following “I look forward to working with Nigel and the team at Cefn Druids. I can see from our previous meetings that the football club is very ambitious and that they will work hard on our partnership to make sure that the lottery scheme is an instant success.”
Wolves have this week inducted 13 full-time Academy scholars into the club, with some already catching the eye of the first-team coaching staff.
At an induction evening held at Molineux, the players alongside their parents, we are able to officially meet all the Academy coaching staff as well as hear about the programme that they will be following over the two years of their scholarship.
The end game for all these scholars will obviously be to perform well enough that they are able to get the opportunity to sign their first professional contract at the club and with the state of the art facilities at the Academy they will have a lot of help along the way to make that opportunity a reality.
The Academy at Wolves FC has been supported for many years by the Goalden Gate Superdraw with over £5m being raised so far to help build the future Wolves stars of tomorrow.
MSA Ltd wish all these young lads the best of luck with their future and look forward to seeing them pull on the famous Old Gold colours very soon.
Ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, eight under-18’s have signed scholarships with the Glovers.
Goalden Gate Superdraw, which helps fund the Youth Academy, has brought in over £430,000 throughout the years. Yeovil Town started working with Midland Sporting Association Ltd in 2013 using the popular Goalden Gate Superdraw. In that time the club have managed to bring in as much as £77k a season in revenue to help local youngsters like these get an education in the game.
The octet who are all 16 years old have all signed two-year deals with the club and have already started at Huish Park with the aim to eventually represent their hometown club at first team level.
This news follows that Ryan Northmore, who spent a short spell at Yeovil Town in 2004 as a player, will be taking the reigns of the under-18’s at the Glovers’ next season.
The Beacon Centre are making use of having a full calendar of events over the summer and beyond to promote the Goalden Gate Superdraw. Over the years MSA Ltd and Beacon Centre have worked closely together to help improve services to people with sight loss by raising money through the Goalden Gate Superdraw – with over £167,000 secured for the charity so far!
Firstly, awareness for the Beacon Centre was made at a pub quiz event held by Jenni Marson and Garry Stevens (above) who were able to raise over £350 through their hard work. The quiz went very well with everyone having a lot of fun, especially ‘The Scouts’ (pictured below) who were the winning team.
Next up was the Penkridge Classic Car Show on the 30th June which Beacon were invited to as a way of raising awareness of the charity’s work in the Staffordshire area. Overall, the event was a success with some fantastic cars on show and almost £150 in ticket sales sold for the Goalden Gate Superdraw from our Lottery Team.
Beacon will be holding several events over the coming months including the Dudley Classic Car Show on 13th July and the Whistle Foundation Sports Dinner on 19th July as well as attending Hednesfield Carnival and making appearances at both Monmore Green and Molineux Stadium.