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25 August 2015

A range of special roles up for grabs for youngsters against Plymouth...

Young fans aged between 7 and 12 have been applying in their numbers for a variety of special roles here at Stevenage FC in our second Kids Takeover in September.

After the success of our first Kids Takeover in February, which saw six lucky youngsters get the chance to experience life here at The Lamex Stadium and our Bragbury End training ground, we're once again throwing open the doors against Plymouth on Saturday 5th September - and this time it's bigger and better!

We've six great match day roles up for grabs initially for home fans, plus three more at our Bragbury End training ground earlier in the week and have already received more entries than last year!

The fun isn't just restricted to home fans either as this time we've also created two very special roles for visiting Plymouth Argyle youngsters. These will be revealed in due course by our friends at Home Park.

Kids Takeover Roles
Mini Manager for the Day
Chairman for the Day
Junior Kit Man
Junior Safety Officer
Match Day PA Assistant
Match Day Media Assistant
Bragbury End Reporters (x3)

Below you can find a description of all the roles and what you can expect, plus a link to our quick online application form. 

Apply by midday on Friday 28th August and we’ll contact the winner’s parents shortly afterwards with the good news!

Mini Manager for the Day - Saturday 5th September v Plymouth
Teddy Sheringham has started his managerial career and now you can start yours too. We're after one Boro mad youngster who knows their stuff about the team and the players and wants to experience a day as our mini Manager!

• You and upto three family members can park in one of our Directors spaces and enter through the Players and Officials Entrance
• Enjoy a pre-match tour of the dressing room where you can meet the manager, players and coaching staff
• Select your own Stevenage line-up for the game (we can't promise Teddy will go with it, unfortunately...) which we'll announce to the fans
• Sit in the dugouts during the warm-up and watch your players get ready for the game
• Enjoy the game from the Main Stand seats with up to three family members
• Take part in a short post-match interview, giving us your reaction on the game
• Enjoy your own column in the match day programme

Chairman for the Day - Saturday 5th September v Plymouth
Phil Wallace is once again away on business in the USA so we’re giving one lucky youngster the opportunity to take his place for the day. We’re after one smartly dressed youngster who will be happy to sit in luxury for a game and watch from the best seats in the house!

• You and upto three family members can park in the chairman’s space and enter through the Director’s Entrance
• Enjoy pre-match hospitality in the board room and mingle with our club directors and other VIP guests
• Take your seats in the Directors Box for the game
• Enjoy refreshments at half-time and full-time
• Enjoy your own column in the match day programme

Notes: Smart dress code is required in our Board Room – no jeans are allowed.

Match Day PA Assistant - Saturday 5th September v Plymouth
Accompany our regular PA team as they lead our pre-match and half-time entertainment including the Community Countdown Challenge and the STS Tyre Pro Challenge. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, confident youngster who won’t mind speaking on the microphone (don’t worry, we can practice beforehand!)

• Help interview our mascots on the microphone
• Visit the PA box and discover how our team play the music and update the scoreboard
• Help read the teams out pre-match on the microphone
• Enjoy the game with up to three family members from seats in the main stand

Notes:  Warm clothing and suitable footwear to be worn on the day. Tickets for up to three accompanying family members will be provided.

Junior Safety Officer - Saturday 5th September v Plymouth
Behind the scenes our Safety Officer Steve Fanthorpe is a very responsible man on a match day and he's after an extra pair of eyes for this job. We're after a confident youngster who wants a rare look behind the scenes in the control room and who's happy to help open the stadium and meet the match day officials!

• Look the part with your own little hi-viz jacket for the afternoon
• Take a tour of the control room and take charge of the CCTV system
• Take part in an important pre-match safety briefing with the steward supervisors
• Help open the stadium by making an important safety announcement over the PA system
• Attend the referee's briefing with the match day officials (TBC)
• Enjoy the game with up to three family members

Notes:  Warm clothing and suitable footwear to be worn on the day. Tickets for up to three accompanying family members will be provided.

Junior Kit Man - Saturday 5th September v Plymouth
Andrew Thompson (or Tommo) is our new kit man and you wouldn't believe the amount of work he has to do on a match day. So much so that he's after a youngster who's willing to get stuck in and help out before the Plymouth game.

• Enjoy a look around the changing rooms and tunnel area
• Help put the players shirts and other kit up in the home dressing room, ready for the game
• Assist Tommo with a number of other little pre-match tasks in the dressing room, tunnel and out on the pitch.
• Enjoy the game with up to three family members

Notes:  Warm clothing and suitable footwear to be worn on the day. Tickets for up to three accompanying family members will be provided.

Match Day Media Assistant - Saturday 5th September v Plymouth
TV, radio and written media attend each Stevenage FC game and now you can join them. We’re after a wannabe journalist to take a look behind-the-scenes and see what our media team get up to on a match day.

• Collect your press pass for the day which will allow you exclusive access around the stadium.
• Shadow our press officer as he collect the line-ups from the two teams and help our club secretary type up the official team sheets
• Watch the game from the press box and observe how the different journalists work
• Watch the manager and player interviews after the game. You can even have your own post-match interview in front of the camera if you like!

Notes: Tickets will be provided adjacent to the press box for up to 3 accompanying family or friends

Bragbury End Reporters – Thursday 3rd September (midday-1.30pm approx)
Fancy visiting the Bragbury End training ground in the final few days of the school holidays? We’re after three budding young journalists who fancy a sneaky peak around the training ground and asking Teddy Sheringham and players some questions.

• Tour of the Bragbury End training building
• Watch training
• Observe the weekly press conference with Teddy Sheringham and the local press and ask your own questions to him and your favourite player!
• Enjoy lunch in the training building

Notes:  Winners will need to be available to visit Bragbury End training ground from midday until approximately 1.30pm on Thursday 3rd September and must be accompanied by an adult. Photos and video of your visit may be taken for media purposes. Food requirements will be discussed with the winners.

WATCH: Highlights from our last Kids Takeover in February

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