Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew, Budweiser and The FA recently announced the winners of the £50,000 grants as part of the Budweiser Club Futures programme.

Budweiser Club Futures will help clubs improve various parts of their general facilities such as clubhouses and catering.  The essence of the programme is to shine a light on grassroots football and help clubs to help themselves, making each team more sustainable within the community.

The financial stability which comes with winning a grant will give all the clubs the opportunity to create a legacy in their community to inspire future generations of footballers.

Launched in August, the Budweiser Club Futures programme will invest £1million directly into grassroots football in the UK over the next two seasons as part of Budweiser’s FA Cup sponsorship.

All of the eight regional winning clubs are now in with a game-changing chance of winning one additional £100,000 super grant to top up their funds to a mighty £150,000 following a vote by football fans on Facebook. The voting opened on Monday 28th January 2013 on the Budweiser UK and The FA Cup Facebook pages and closes on 28th February.

The North East winner was Blyth Town FC and they desperately need your vote to help win that extra £100,000 which could do so much to help support football development in the north east – get voting!

Budweiser Club Futures ambassador, Alan Pardew, said: “This is a significant amount of money for these clubs.  We received some terrific applications and it was a hard process to whittle it down to the eight winners.  Having started my career at grassroots level, I know just how hard it is to sustain a local club and can’t emphasise enough the importance of a programme like Budweiser Club Futures.”

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27 comments
David Telford
David Telford

It's good to give a discount to season ticket holders

MikeatToonArmyPhila
MikeatToonArmyPhila

Stateside, that would almost ensure empty stands. Ashley really doesn't understand the damage he has done to the brand.

Mark Brooker
Mark Brooker

I'll just wait until next season we'll probably be playing them in the championship.

mrkgw
mrkgw

Just typical.

Fozzyworld
Fozzyworld

@Mike_Ashley_Out. Brilliant move, double whammy. .. Force Season Ticket Holders to renew and reduce the away support in one go. Genious!

wor monga
wor monga

I Love it, Jackie…I really do!…if you think Ashley will sit back and let those who won’t go…don’t go…and never have gone take a lend of him via the internet (the Mag) then it’s about time you got the message…he won’t.


...One way or another those who haven’t renewed (for whatever reason) will get the message that he will use any trick in the book to fill the ground on matchdays…one way or another…by any cheap day deals he can think of, and if he can, hopefully, penalise some who are hoping to coming back, in the process.


...That’s how you make billions of £’s from nothing…and you don’t get that by backing down to any signs of opposition when the ‘natives get restless’.. 

knocky
knocky

Isn't this another way of saying a £5 discount for season ticket holders - seems fair to me. I've committed to pay for a season ticket and as such get  an opportunity to get some tickets cheaper. 

And The Mag should check the facts first before wading in with another anti-newcastle united article

amacdee
amacdee

@knocky Dont get knocky with the Mag. Its people like you, who keep buying ST's, who tell the Fatman he's doing everything OK ! FGS man you'll get a ticket for every home game this season without signing on the dotted line.

knocky
knocky

@amacdee @knocky 7 together? My whole family go, parents, kids and grandkids. We enjoy the day - pub etc, sometimes even the football. I live in hope that we provide our fans with effort and entertainment (as a a bare minimum) and to a some stage get back to competing with the top end of the table (won't hold my breath). But I have mates who are Leeds, York, Plymouth, Rangers fans There's no guarantees in football - we can't all support Man City/Chelsea

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@knocky @amacdee But, you'd already have saved £35 for 7 tickets at Sheff United. I think it' great that ST holders get a discount

philrenner09
philrenner09

This is exactly what Sheff Utd are doing £15 for non season ticket holders and £10 if you are --- they have set the prices, phone Bramall lane and get your facts right. This is a regular thing for Sheff Utd to do for pre season matches

JohnyH
JohnyH

They just don't get it do they.

For a charge that might make them a few quid, they're prepared to p&£@s off the entire supporter community.

He can stick his f@&£&@g tickets right up his f&@£!?g fat a&£e

G Dubz
G Dubz

Dont go- the football is 5hite, the players arent committed, the chairmen is milking us... its not our NUFC anymore and wont be again until he leaves

He will only go if we undermine his brand- the TV money more than offsets the season ticket fall and attendance drop- making Sports Direct look bad is where it hurts him- do that by not going.

foggy
foggy

Just don't F in go, don't buy the shirts, don't buy or renew the season tickets.

Once again its just another slap in the face for the fans from the lying w#nkers who own / run the club, all the while aided and abetted by moncur.


Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@foggy I quite like going to the match, I support the lads and have some fantastic times. It's what being a real fan is all about

WilliamCarney
WilliamCarney

@Duke Fame @foggy What being a happy clapper and encouraging someone to use our club as a giant billboard that takes advantage of fans and players for his own benefit, let me ask you something ok, what are you exactly a fan of? the amazing football we play? or the destruction of our club? it's nice of you to think your a real fan but seriously your not, your the second biggest problem to our club, wake up you dumb moron.

Seventy2
Seventy2

I wonder how long it will take for the Membership price to rise?

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

Didn't you just know the fat 845tard was going to pull strokes like this.  Now's definately the right time to tell him to shove his tickets right into the dark place only his mother would visit.


Wallsendstu
Wallsendstu

Just don't go. I feel sorry for the lad whose testimonial it is as these players know that NUFC supporters travel in their thousands to watch the team. Does the extra £5 go to the guy? I doubt it, so the greedy sods milk off money where ever they can and it makes me sick to my stomach. The fatman and Penfold are just the type to steal from donation boxes as long as they get their grubby paws on another penny, scum. 

maddib
maddib

@Wallsendstu  If the extra fiver per ticket isn't going to Morgan, then surely Ashley is guilty of theft.  It's his testimonial, surely all monies goes to him so he can sort out stewarding/policing costs from the final testimonial amount and then take him/give to charity what is left.

Grrrbby
Grrrbby

There are some absolute morons on here like. This is a non article with yet another dramatic headline that doesn't tell you all the facts. Sheffield set the prices not Newcastle. And even if they did, i'd look at this as a good thing for season ticket holders rather than the other way round. Next ...