Tranmere Rovers are Wirral’s Family Club, and on Tuesday night, we connected with the local community when the first-team squad served Christmas dinner to the SWA!
The well-attended event was held in Prenton Park’s Platinum Lounge, with all money going towards the Club’s Super White Christmas appeal, which will help disadvantaged and socially isolated local people enjoy Festive experiences.
The Rovers players were split into teams to do different roles on the night as they donned their aprons, which included welcoming guests at the door, took them to their tables, took orders, served them food and drinks, and poured drinks.
Guests were served a delicious two-course meal of a traditional Christmas dinner and a sweet, before being offered tea and coffee afterwards.
It is another fine example of players and coaching staff connecting with the SWA, with the Club keen to engage with its Wirral community as much as it possibly can.
In recent weeks, the Club have visited Maggie’s Cancer Charity, which is located at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, which is based in Birkenhead.
Rovers also welcomed young fan Tom Myles to their Campus training ground, who is in remission from kidney cancer.
Tom met manager Micky Mellon and had lunch with the first-team, following on from a guided tour of the facilities.
Throughout the night, there were signing and photo opportunities for the SWA to partake in, with players and fans alike interacting on a personal level.
Aprons and Club kit will be signed and auctioned off for Tranmere Rovers In the Community (TRIC) and the Super White Christmas Appeal.
Rovers boss Mellon says events like Tuesday are important, so the Club can get closer to the community and fanbase.
Mellon said: “It is important that when we do get the opportunity, we get in among the fans as much as possible, to have a little bit of fun and team togetherness at a great time of the year.
“I want the fans to interact as much as possible with the players, meeting and getting to know each other. That’s what Tranmere has always been about, it’s always been a strength of the Football Club.”
Tranmere midfielder Ollie Banks added: “It is good to see all of the lads getting together to muck in, that’s what it’s all about, this time of year.
“It’s great to be able to give something back to the fans who pay their hard-earned money every week to come and watch us, so it’s just a little thank you, and it’s a repayment.”
First-team coach Shaun Garnett feels it was a “brilliant” idea to bring the community together, and it showcases what Tranmere Rovers are all about as a Club.
Garnett concluded: “It’s brilliant, it was a great idea by the boss to bring everyone together, especially at this time of year.
“It’s for a good cause, and it’s massively important that we interact with the supporters. It’s the supporters’ Club. The players are important, but the supporters are even more important.”
Tranmere Rovers Football Club would like to thank everyone that came along to our Christmas dinner night in the Platinum Lounge.