YEOVIL Town will this Saturday sign the Armed Forces Covenant as well as offering Tickets For Troops for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Forest Green Rovers at Huish Park (3pm).
By signing the Covenant, the club will make a commitment to support the country’s servicemen and women wherever and however it can and to ensure no member of the Armed Forces should suffer any disadvantage as a result of their service.
YTFC recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to the business and will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:
- Promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation;
- Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment;
- Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible;
- Aiming to actively participate in Armed Forces Day;
- Offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community at the club’s discretion.
The Covenant will be signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence by Commander Jamieson-Stride, Commanding Officer of 815 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton and on behalf of YTFC by chairman, John Fry.
Marking the occasion, the club is also offering Tickets For Troops with a limited number left to claim by members of the Armed Forces by clicking HERE.
Commenting on YTFC’s Covenant signing, chief operating officer, David Mills, said: “We are absolutely delighted to sign this covenant.
“Many of the club’s fans are members of the military community and it is only right that we show our support for them and their service in this way.
“We already have strong links with our colleagues in the military and their families but we hope that signing this covenant will be the start of an even stronger bond.”