Scarborough Athletic is proud to confirm that the Yorkshire Regiment of the British Army will be the sponsors of our Derby Day game against Whitby Town on Bank Holiday Monday.
The game, which takes place in a little over two weeks time on 27th August, will be preceded by a host of activities coordinated by our local regiment.
Supporters attending the game can look forward to seeing active servicemen and veterans from across each of the three areas of the British Armed Forces, inside and outside the ground. They will then be able to watch the match ball parachuted in as 12 parachutists make the jump into the Flamingo Land Stadium - making it the biggest ever jump of its kind in Scarborough!
Finally, the two teams will walk out to a guard of honour before the National Anthem is played.
Capt. Tony Viney, who is leading on events, explained the Army's reason for getting involved with this fixture, "The Regiment has hundreds of years of proud affiliation with these two towns, so the honour is all ours to be able to sponsor a battle that I’m sure won’t disappoint. Fortune Favours The Brave. The Regiment is persistently engaged across the globe and we have local soldiers currently serving in Estonia and Afghanistan. I know they’ll be tuning in on Yorkshire Coast Radio Extra to cheer on their respective teams. Let battle commence!".
Boro Chairman, Trevor Bull, added "We are very excited to be linking up in this way with the Yorkshire Regiment, particularly for this fixture. Scarborough fans have waited a long time for a league game against Whitby Town. We hope that supporters will turn up in their numbers for the display by the Armed Forces and then to support the team for the game on what will be a big day for our football club".
Armed Forces Servicemen and Veterans are reminded that we are continuing with our concession admission prices this season on production of their Armed Forces ID card.
A reminder to fans that tickets for the game itself go on sale at this weekend's final preseason friendly against Frickley Athletic. Further opportunities to buy them are then available at the Boro Hub on Wednesday 15th August (5pm - 7pm) and at our first two league games of the season against Hednesford Town and Matlock Town.
Supporters are advised that it is an all-ticket match and to purchase tickets at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. There will be no sale of tickets online or on the day of the game. Season Ticket holders do not require an additional ticket as season tickets are valid for this league fixture, however ALL supporters must be in the possession of a ticket to gain entry (this includes U11).