BATH CITY RENAME STADIUM AFTER FUNDRAISER

Bath City Football Club will play at Mayday Trust Park next season instead of Twerton Park after a charity fundraiser.

The club held a raffle at £50 a ticket and the winning entry was drawn at half time in the club's game against Forest Green Rovers on Monday. Lucky fan Jim Arnold’s came up with the winning entry and is the chairman of the Mayday Trust – a Midlands-based charity that supports people struggling to live independently.

He attended his first Bath City match as a child in 1963. After holding a season ticket for over ten years, he moved away from Bath in the 1980s, but has followed his team closely ever since.

"It was a real surprise to get the call from Bath City right after the draw, but we are looking forward to working with the club very much,” he said. “We are both community based organisations and will make great partners."

In total 167 entries were made raising £8,350 for the football club.

Posted on 09/04/2012