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Generous Ballymena United offer to help fund fans' trip to Faroes

 

Ballymena United fans who make the trip to the Faroe Islands will be helped out by the club.
Ballymena United fans who make the trip to the Faroe Islands will be helped out by the club.

By Graham Luney

Ballymena United have been applauded for making the generous gesture of offering financial support to the club's fans on their Europa League adventure.

The Sky Blues announced that supporters travelling to the Faroe Islands for the second leg of the tie will receive their match entry and return transport from Torshavn to the match in Toftir courtesy of the club.

Chairman John Taggart said the club had secured transport and match tickets to reward those who will have made the long journey to follow the club.

"From the outset we have been very clear that as a club we can only move forward when we are as one, United," he said.

"It is one thing for supporters to show up week in, week out in the Irish League - it is an entirely different matter when supporters take multiple flights at great personal expense to lend their backing to their team.

"The very least we can do is to show our appreciation, on behalf of the team, by offering this gesture to make their matchday run a bit smoother."

Supporters warmly welcomed the news on Twitter, thanking the club for making the kind gesture.

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