Tranmere Rovers Football Club have teamed up with Donr to launch an online platform allowing the SWA to vote for their Man of the Match for all home fixtures.
Starting against Gillingham on Saturday 7th September, it costs £2 to register your vote with 100% of the revenue made going into charity.
Supporters can log on and the team is already loaded for each game, with a donation to the Club’s community work helping make a difference to people living on the Wirral.
Set up in the late 1980s by Steve Williams, TRIC is a registered charity and helps thousands of residents across the Wirral peninsula each year.
Based at the Recreation Centre at Prenton Park, TRIC offers various programmes aimed at people from all walks of life in the local community.
Commercial Sales Manager Ed Bryers said: “Fans have never voted for their Man of the Match in this way before and it raises funds for TRIC, so all money raised is going to a great cause.
“We will select one person who uses the app at random to let them present the Man of the Match award to the player who gets the most votes.”
Below are the initiatives which TRIC run across the Wirral.
- The award-winning Super White Army 2 appeal was launched to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds on the Wirral, who can’t afford to come to a match, get involved with their local sporting community.
- To date over 10,000 tickets have been donated, giving children a behind-the-scenes match day experience and memories to last a lifetime. More than 300 Christmas presents were also donated by Tranmere Rovers fans to be distributed on behalf of the Community Team as part of the appeal.
- Children in Care- Tranmere Rovers in the Community worked with Wirral Council to provide after-school homework clubs and holiday activities for 50 young people in care. Based at Prenton Park, a foster care awareness campaign was launched and helped secure foster homes for a number of local children. Twice a month, the Community team take a group of children in care out on activity days to get involved with different sport teams and open up career pathways.
- Tranmere Rovers Sports College
- Established in 2015, the TRFC Sports College offers BTEC and Higher National Diploma qualifications to school leavers on the Wirral. Last year over 160 young people completed their BTECs in Coaching, Sports Nutrition and more - with 98% of those students continuing on to complete their Diploma at the College.
- Adult Learning– As a partner of the Wirral Lifelong Learning Service, Tranmere Rovers in the Community provide educational courses to Wirral residents to enhance their wellbeing and employment skills. In 2017/18 over 200 people took part in the high quality and affordable qualifications in a variety of career pathways – 75% of those went on to gain employment or traineeships at the Club.
- Addiction and Mental Health Sessions
- Working with NHS Wirral, weekly workshops and free football participation sessions are provided for adults recovering from addiction and/or mental health issues at the Prenton Park Recreation Centre.
- Currently 20 men and women each week are given emotional support and education advice to help them stay active and engaged in their local community. A number of participants are also regular attendees at other sport participation sessions and adult learning courses.
- Dementia Support Group– Those suffering with Dementia and their carers spend an afternoon enjoying free activities at the Tranmere Rovers Recreation Centre.
- Around 15/20 older people are engaged each week through quizzes, games, bingo and light exercise. The team offer a supportive environment for other carers to meet and to relieve the pressure of looking after a partner full-time.
- Disability Programmes– Four days a week, Tranmere Rovers in the Community provide a Sports Session specifically aimed at those with a wide range of disabilities. The team have been providing disability support for over 30 years and now offer an extensive program of football and dance activities for people of all ages.
- Local day centre and care homes visit the Recreation Centre throughout a week to take part in the Sports activities they love with expert coaching.
- Women and Girls’ Football Development
- Over a hundred women and girls visit the Recreation Centre each week for extra training outside of any Teams they may play for – benefiting from FA qualified coaches in a unique community football environment.
- Girls of all ages play in the development league and many go on to play first team football for Tranmere Rovers.
To find out more about TRIC and the work they do, CLICK HERE.