The Tony Goodall Fans Conference, made up of representatives of various fans groups are proud to be hosting the 2nd Fans Day at Fratton Park. Organiser Tom Dearie has pledged it will be ‘bigger and better’ than its successful predecessor.
The maiden Fans Day was held in May 2011 and raised almost £5,000, which was split between the Tom Prince Cancer Trust and Pompey in the Community. Now Tom and his group of volunteers are bringing the occasion back on the day of the Fratton Park friendly against Charlton.
This time four charities including Pompey in the Community, Tom Prince Cancer Trust, Asthma UK and Oakleys Walking Fund are being supported alongside raising money towards community share purchases for Pompey Supporters Trust, with the aim of raising £10,000.
Taking place from 11am-2pm, this year’s event will once again take place in the car park behind the Fratton end. Families are encouraged to come down and join in the fun before heading off to the match. A specially-built stage will be constructed and host various live music acts including Trust band The Dickensian Vagabonds, The Union King, Mojo Dollar and Luke Ferre.
It will also see the launch of Pompey’s new second strip, with the kit on sale from a Sondico stand. Tom hopes to have the new kit being modelled by members of the first team.
Stalls from Strong Island, Lee Casey Illustration, Urban Gallery FA Cup Prints and Southsea Kitchen will feature amongst other local traders and there will be a return of the popular dunk tank, bouncy castle, 5-a-side football, bungee racing and much more. Bespoke food vendors and a beer tent will also be present at the event so you can grab a bite to eat and some refreshment before the game whilst taking in the entertainment.
In addition, there will be a kids football competition consisting of a crossbar challenge, fastest shot and penalty shoot-out. The PST will also have a replica of the FA cup on the day for anyone wishing to have their picture taken with it.
There are some fantastic prizes on offer in the organised raffle with prizes including two season tickets, a signed shirt, signed ball, VIP day out at Fratton Park, Stadium tours, Shadow the manager and CEO for the day alongside prizes donated by local companies, a pair of Victorious Festival tickets and a meal for two at the Belle Isle.
For more information please visit Pompey’s 12th Man website.