Tag: Fir Park

Podcast To Support KitAid

The MFC Podcast are delighted to confirm they will be making a large donation of football kit to ‘KitAid’.

The donation of around 300 shirts follows on from Sunday’s successful shirt drive, which raised £275 for the ‘Well Society’ – a total that will doubled to £550 as part of Les Hutchison’s fantastic ‘Double Your Money’ initiative.

Motherwell fans donated a huge number of football shirts to the cause and football fans and keen collectors made their way to the Centenary Suite at Fir Park to snap up a variety of shirts for a donation to the ‘Well Society’.

KitAid help find a home for your unwanted football kit in Africa and beyond KitAid is a charity set up by, Derrick Williams MBE, who visited Tanzania on a WaterAid supporters’ trip in 1998. Derrick, being a mad footie fan, was amazed at the reception he received from children and adults in remote villages just because he was wearing his favourite football shirt.

After two weeks in Tanzania, a flame was lit in Derrick’s heart and he was on a mission to provide kit and equipment to the bare-footed children playing with footballs made of tied string and plastic bags.

Podcast host, Andy Ross said: “We are delighted at the response to Sunday’s event and afterwards turned our attention to how we could donate the remaining shirts left over.

“KitAid do fantastic work across the world and it’s fantastic to think that the support of the Motherwell fans to the podcast event will make a difference in developing countries across the world.”

MFC Podcast 2017-18 – Episode 6

Sparra, Busta and Jay welcome along Motherwell club journalist, Lewis Irons to look back on the victory over Ross County, reflect on success for the U20’s in the Irn Bru Cup, discuss transfer speculation around Fir Park, pay tribute to Stephen McManus as he calls time on his playing career, look ahead to Saturday’s meeting with Hearts and much more.

MFC Podcast 2017-18 – Episode 3

Sparra, Busta and Joe McKelvie are joined by Motherwell assistant manager Keith Lasley to look back on Motherwell’s final two Betfred League Cup fixtures and react to the draw for the last 16. Also on the agenda was a preview to the start of the new Scottish Premiership, Keith’s reaction to Carl McHugh replacing him as club captain, Louis Moult’s future at the club, the Fir Park Open Day, The Well Society welcoming Syrian guests to Fir Park and much, much more.

Memories To Be Made At Fir Park

Sunday (30th July) will see the return of the hugely popular Fir Park ‘Open Day’, an event where fans are given the opportunity to get up close and personal with their MFC favourites.

The return of the Open Day is sure to be greatly welcomed by Motherwell fans both young and old, for a day that further builds the bond between supporters and players. 

We all have recollections of meeting our football idols and Sunday is the perfect opportunity for the fans of tomorrow (and no doubt some of the older children…) to experience the thrill of meeting their heroes.

Fans are the lifeblood of Scottish football and without their backing and support many club’s simply would not exist.

It has been stressed on numerous occasions that football extends far beyond what happens on a Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Motherwell FC prides itself on being a huge part of the local community, supporting numerous fantastic causes and encouraging the younger generation to get along and support their local team – a fantastic example of this being the £20 kids season tickets introduced during the summer and the ‘Wellevate’ scheme which entitles an adult to one or two free children’s season tickets, when purchasing an adult book.

Days like Sunday will be an experience that will live long in the memories, the day that you got to speak to your favourite player while enjoying a wide range of activities at the home of your favourite football team. Children are unlikely to ever forget these occasions, while as a parent these are moments to treasure – sampling the joy that those occasions bring to your child.

Of course (and let’s hope it does) this is a huge opportunity for Motherwell to attract new supporters. Footballers are often seen as larger than life characters, living in a different world from the rest of us. Indeed it was just last week where a video emerged of Liverpool players and management boarding their team bus, walking past supporters who were practically begging for autographs and selfies. Perhaps we are comparing two different worlds here, but that arrogance and lack of time and regard for the fans simply doesn’t exist at Fir Park.

Through being involved with the MFC Podcast we’ve been privileged to be able to sample first hand how much time both players and staff at the football club have for the supporters. There hasn’t been one occasion where a request for a guest player has been denied and each and every one of those players has bent over backwards to make the time to talk to us – it’s something that none of us take for granted.

The schedule for Sunday’s event has now been finalised and I’ve attached it to this article, it’s sure to be a fun-filled day in which more memories and the bond between supporters and players grows even closer.

Just a final word of advice – the queue for a picture with Louis Moult will be longer than some of those at Disney Land, let’s hope Motherwell open the pie stands!

Have a great day!

Sparra