Leeds United are delighted to announce that a ticketing scheme aimed at encouraging youngsters to attend live football. The MBi Grassroots Ticketing Scheme is aimed at welcoming local junior football teams, schools and youth groups to Elland Road where the juniors then participate in activities such as Player Escort, Guard of Honour and the Half Time Parade in front of often a vociferous Elland Road crowd. The scheme itself involves reduced matchday ticket prices with tickets from just £5. Added to this, there is also a generous ‘cashback scheme’ which allows clubs and organisations to earn money for equipment and improvements to club premises etc.

Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game against Nottingham Forest will see a sell-out of available tickets with Leeds United set to welcome over 1,600 juniors, family and friends to Elland Road in what is expected to be Leeds’ highest home attendance of the season with an anticipated 30,000 crowd expected.

Schools and groups attending the game will be: Bramley Phoenix, Hamilton Panthers, Pannal Ash, Ossett Town, Drighlington Juniors, Ulleskelf Juniors, Whinmoor Juniors, De Lacy Primary School, Stanningley Albion, Rothwell Juniors, Colton Juniors, Alwoodley Juniors, Bingley Juniors, and Horsforth St Margaret’s. Each of the Grassroots scheme attending juniors will be parading around the pitch at half-time and some will be taking part in the pre-match activities.

Hopefully they will see a Leeds United victory in what is sure to be a hard-fought game.

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