YOUNG supporters can attend a Swindon Town match for free next month when the club’s Junior Takeover Day returns.

This year’s event will coincide with Town’s League Two clash at home to Walsall on Saturday, November 2 – a game that fans under the age of 11 can watch free of charge.

A host of other family-friendly events will be help on the day at the Energy Check County Ground, including the usual pre-match fanzone, a penalty kick challenge, live music, selfie boards and the opportunity to meet first-team players and club mascot Rockin’ Robin.

A maximum of two free child tickets can be redeemed with an adult ticket, and tickets can be purchased online or in the club shop right up until kick-off.

Swindon Town head of ticketing Danny Lee said: “We launched our junior takeover day last season and it was a real success.

“We saw a huge number of first-time fans visiting the County Ground and we want to build on this further this season.

“The work we are doing off the pitch is really starting to reap the rewards with increased numbers of young fans attending games and this has been recognised by the EFL as we received the Family Excellence Award for 2019 which we are all really proud of here.

“We look forward to welcoming as many you here on November 2.”

In partnership with STFC Community Foundation, and on top of the donation of 200 free season tickets to the local community, the club will be visiting a variety of local schools, disability groups and community projects to hand out tickets to under-11s to give young supporters the opportunity to attend a Town match, potentially for the first time.

First-team players will also be doing appearances and attending PE sessions in the local community.

In addition, in the build-up to the Walsall fixture, the club will be holding a junior fan week, giving these local projects and schools an insight into life at the County Ground and a look behind the scenes by putting on free stadium tours across selected days bringing young fans even closer to the club.

Another new initiative on Junior Takeover Day is the ‘Be the… for the day’ scheme, where a select few Junior Red members will be given the opportunity to get even closer to the club by spending the day as member of Town staff, including the media and press officer, the kitman and even the chief executive.