Last push to vote for Blyth Town FC to pick up £100k

Footballer Alfie Cartwright with Sandra Orr at Blyth Town FC-who are trying to secure �100k funding for the club.
Footballer Alfie Cartwright with Sandra Orr at Blyth Town FC-who are trying to secure �100k funding for the club.
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SUPPORTERS of Blyth Town FC have just one week to vote for the club to win £100,000.

A month long Facebook campaign has pitted Blyth against seven other football clubs across the country to win the cash boost.

And with just seven days left until voting closes on Thursday February 28, chairwoman Sandra Orr is urging everyone to vote for the club, which is currently in poll position.

She said: “Everyone has been so supportive, they must have been for us to be in the position that we are in.

“Whatever happens it has been a fantastic achievement, and we have had some great publicity out of it, but we would love to win.

“It’s like a marathon and we are all exhausted but we are having a final push to get as many votes as we can.

“Even if you aren’t on Facebook you can join, vote for us, and then cancel your account, it doesn’t cost you anything.

“All the managers and parents are still being very proactive in ways we can get votes and hopefully we will remain at the top.”

It is a simple case of whoever gets the most votes wins, and everyone associated with the club will be watching the table at midnight next Thursday to see if they have secured enough votes.

The money would be used to resurface the pitch with a 3G Multi-Use Games area, allowing it to be a community wide facility for seven and nine-a-side mini soccer.

At the time of going to print, Blyth Town FC was five per cent ahead of their closest rivals Evergreen FC, with 33 per cent of the votes.

Sandra added: “We are up against a very affluent area.

“We are the opposite end of the scale to our closest rivals in the votes, but hopefully we can get the votes, we are just hoping everyone can log on and show us their support.”

Blyth Town FC have already picked up £50,000 from the Budweiser Club Futures Campaign, but were then one of eight to be put forward for the £100,000 prize.

With the £50K they will extend the community room to host more functions and open up the pavilion during weekdays for various community groups.

To vote for Blyth Town FC visit www.facebook.com/budweiseruk