Bath Voice Sports News: Bath City Football Club and its charity, the Bath City FC Foundation gear up for a big Family Day at Twerton Park (just hope the weather warms up by then)

This is a press release from Bath City FC and Bath City FC Foundation:

Free entry for Under 16’s at a Foundation and Family Day Match run by Bath City FC and Bath City FC Foundation

On Saturday 18th March Bath City Football Club and its charity, the Bath City FC Foundation, are inviting local families to enjoy a home match against St Albans City with specially reduced prices and free entry for under-16s.  This Foundation and Family Day is aimed at enabling more families and young people to have a great football experience at Twerton Park and has been made possible by funding provided by a new partnership with The Roper Family Charitable Trust.

Children’s activities will be available at the event from 2pm and will include Beat-the-Goalie, face painting and an ice cream van. Bladud the Pig, the Club’s mascot will also be entertaining families before the 3pm kick-off. Children from a local school in Twerton, St Michael’s Junior School, will also be attending the match in the new Roper Family Charitable Trust family stand.  At half-time, participants from the Foundation’s SWALLOW charity football group will have a five-a-side game on the pitch. Entry for a family of four is reduced to £25, all under-16s can enter for free while under-11’s must be accompanied by an adult. To find out more about the event visit

Bath City FC Foundation will be showcasing some of its many sports and wellbeing groups which include 28 weekly sports sessions catering for children, teenagers, men, women and the over-60’s. The Foundation also runs afterschool clubs and holiday clubs for children plus sessions for people supported by charities such as Bath Mind and SWALLOW and Reconnecting Twerton a support group for retired people living alone. To find out more about the Foundation visit

James Carlin, CEO at Bath City FC Foundation said: “Our thanks to The Roper Family Charitable Trust for making this Foundation and Family Day possible.  It will help us to introduce more people to the outstanding programme of opportunities we offer across Bath, not only through football and sport but also through wellbeing groups like Reconnecting Twerton.  We look forward to welcoming new families on the day and showing them how we supported over 2,350 people aged 4-94 years in the Bath community last year.  It will also be a great chance to get more people involved in the Foundation as participants in our groups, as volunteers or as potential partnership organisations to help us build on our progress in recent years.” 

Jane Jones, Community Director at Bath City FC said: “We’re delighted to host this Family Day at Twerton Park alongside the Foundation and in partnership with The Roper Family Charitable Trust.  It will give the Foundation a great platform to raise awareness of the variety of sports projects they run to support adults and children across the Twerton community including Primary Stars, Man v Fat, Wildcats, Walking Football and other school and community-based programmes.   As a community owned club, we’re proud of the Foundation’s work and all it does locally by using sport to improve the lives of people in Bath. I hope some new families will come and try out the Bath City FC experience and meet our friendly supporters who often bring their children along to matches.”

Reduced-price Family Tickets for two adults and two children are available for the Bath City FC home match at Twerton Park, Bath on Saturday 18th March at  To find out how to get involved with Bath City FC Foundation or join an activity visit or to donate to the Foundation visit