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ACP Trip Still On

19 April 2013

Kids to visit WHCS this weekend.

Children from across the local area will get to enjoy a visit to the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday after Colchester United agreed to step in and ensure their end of season trip takes place.
The children of all ages were due to visit the U’s match against Shrewsbury Town as part of a day out organised by the Advanced Coaching Programme (ACP), run by the Community Sports Trust.

There were fears that the trip might have to be cancelled after the Trust ceased trading earlier this week, but the U’s have agreed to honour the tickets that had been sold for their big day out at the stadium.

That means that they’ll get to watch the game at the stadium as Joe Dunne’s side look to secure League One safety, before enjoying a short training session on the pitch after the final whistle.

"We were pleased to agree to get the boys from the ACP along to Saturday’s game against Shrewsbury Town," U’s General Manager Tim Waddington said.

"Since the sad news that the Trust was to cease trading, we had had many phone calls from parents enquiring whether their children would still be able to come to the stadium on Saturday, as this was something they had really been looking forward to.

"We were only too happy to ensure they could still have their day out and our Ticket Office team have been ringing up parents in the last couple of days, to let them know that the day can still go ahead.

The U's Ticket Office are currently well on their way to processing the list of those due to attend this weekend, but you can also contact them on 0845 437 9089 or visit the Ticket Office.

"We look forward to them getting right behind the lads on Saturday as we aim to finish our home fixtures with a win, and we hope they enjoy their day out."

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