NUST's latest call to arms by Newcastle fans has pushed the Yes We Can sign-up’s to over 4500. Over 40,000 e-mails were sent out to fans asking them to sign up to the campaign which has been running 7 weeks, businesses contacted and over 20,000 postcards handed out to interested fans. Wallsend Boys' Club has now added its backing to the campaign.
The campaign is really simple, its not complicated and it has very simple principles. We want supporters to have a meaningful voice at our club, we want our club to reflect the values of communities and we want the club to re-connect to supporters and communities’.
Mark Jensen, Principal Spokesperson for the Trust and partner co-ordinator said
‘The backing of Wallsend Boys Club and affliates shows that the grass root message is at the heart of Yes We Can. Manchester United and Arsenal have ‘feeder clubs’ who provide talent and Newcastle United has Wallsend Boys Club and as a Trust we see the Boys club as an integral part of the future along with the academy. We will be announcing partners on the 15 Jan who will advise the Trust on next steps. We have always said that we won’t waste Mr Ashley’s time by approaching him before we have a workable idea and that remains the Trust policy and it was premature for spokesman on his behalf to dismiss this approach to business’.
Wallsend Boys Club have produced a conveyor belt of stars who have been sold by the club for many millions. Stars like Lee Clark, Alan Thompson all commanded multi million pound transfers and the list of stars that got away (and returned) show that there is potential to strengthen the links between the club and grass roots organisations like boys clubs.
Sign up to the Yes We Can campaign here