Bristol Manor Farm will be the host to Bristol City’s annual community game this year. The game will fall on the 9th of July with the match kicking off at 4PM but plenty of activities from the Bristol City Community Trust from 1.30pm, delivering a range of activities for supporters of all ages including speed guns, target cages, and small-sided matches.
“When I heard Bristol City were willing to look at Bristol Manor Farm as a club to host what will be their fifth annual Community Match, to say I was excited is an understatement. I think what Bristol City have done over the last four seasons is great for grassroots football, the City supporters and the charities that gain funds to support their cause. This will be a unique first derby match between City and the third Bristol club with Bristol in its name. Our thanks go to Bristol City for picking our club for the fifth annual Community Match. We hope to fill the ground and raise a lot of money for charity.”
The Bristol City Community Trust head of operations, Dan White has said: “We are delighted to be taking the Bristol City annual Community Match to Bristol Manor Farm at the start of the new season. It demonstrates the club’s long-term commitment towards supporting the local community through the Community Trust.
“A big thank you goes to Lee Johnson and his first team staff and players for once again supporting the annual event, which we are confident will be a fun and enjoyable day for all.
“The funds raised from the day will go straight back into grassroots football, supporting Manor Farm in upgrading their floodlights and the Trust’s very own football provision throughout South Bristol.”
City head coach Lee Johnson commented: “Last year it was a fantastic occasion. It’s great to see everybody in that kind of environment, giving us the opportunity to be so interactive with the fans.
“It’s always good to be able to come together like that at the start of the season – particularly for so many young kids to meet the players. We’re all looking forward to the Community Match again this year.”
This is a great opportunity for us at Manor Farm, the capacity for the ground is set at 1400 and tickets are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. A sell-out game is expected so fans are advised to buy their tickets as early as possible. Tickets are currently available online and are priced at £8 for adults and £4 for U-16s with a range of other options, including parking tickets, available. If you wish to purchase your ticket now head over to Eventbrites ticket page where you can view details on the game as well as tickets.
Manor Farm would like to thank Bristol City for the opportunity to play them this season and would like to show a big sign of respect for their continued commitment to non-league football. We look forward to what will surely be a great day for both clubs!
If you want to read more details on the game from the Bristol City website then click here.