Football Clubs Giving Back To Local Heroes

The Coronavirus outbreak has sent the world into an unfamiliar state and has been difficult for everyone, especially for the many NHS workers who have been fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Many Non-league sides have decided that they should give back to the Key workers of the pandemic, as well as Premier League sides Brighton and Bournemouth already agreeing to give away 1,000 free tickets each.

Brighton are leading the campaign in which they’re inviting other Premier League sides, EFL and Non-league teams and even SPFL outfits to join the campaign in giving some capacity towards NHS workers.

Dan Newman, who became the new chairman of Wessex division one side Downton during

Downton Chairman Dan Newman

the coronavirus pandemic. He has made it clear his club will be giving away free tickets for NHS staff when next season is eventually able to commence.

This comes after Newman, received lifesaving treatment over the last three years after a “horrendous” motorcycle accident.

” The NHS really saved my life, I was in a bad way(after the accident) my whole right side has been rebuilt and I’m still learning to walk properly”.

The Robins’ chairman also stated ” It seemed a nice gesture, we’ll be able to get more NHS supporters into the club and also give them a free drink and make sure they have a

Prime Minister Boris Johnson clapping for the NHS

nice-time”.

So far, in support of the NHS there has been a nationwide clap every Thursday night at 8pm which lasts one minute.