Members of both the Port Vale board of directors and the Official PVFC Supporters Club met this week, to discuss the development of Vale Park to improve the match day experience for fans. In particular the conversation focused on the creation of a stand specifically for families with children and the potential to develop the facilities on the Lorne Street stand to enable the use of the new seats being installed during games.
The board is keen to continue moving off-field activities and infrastructure forward to higher levels whilst, in parallel, building the relationship with the fans - particularly through the supporters club. Joint fundraising activities between both the Supporters Club and Football club will be explored in greater detail over the forthcoming weeks.
On Saturday, an additional 300 children attended our league match against Colchester United as part of the PV Foundation Trust’s school partnership programme. The atmosphere that this created was fantastic and this is something we are looking to build on in the future by means of creating a designated family stand which will assist us with our ethos of being a family club.
While temporary measures for the stand had previously been explored to accommodate the Robbie Williams concert, a permanent addition would benefit the Valiants of tomorrow and improve views for existing home fans and season ticket holders.
Everyone agreed the ultimate vision is to make Port Vale a community club accessible to all. This can best be achieved by a collective effort between the whole Port Vale community.
Finally, the supporters club are also exploring further funding opportunities, which could potentially aid fans’ fundraising initiatives. If you would like to help with this or have any queries please contact Mark Porter, Chair of the Supporters Club: Mark1porter@gmail.com