Brighton & Hove Albion are giving away more than 1000 free Premier League and 500 free Women’s Super League match tickets to NHS and emergency services workers this season.
As promised in the early part of the pandemic, the club committed to 1000 free tickets to NHS workers once the season resumed and fans were able to return to stadiums across the country.
However, the football club has now increased the number of available tickets for NHS workers to attend even more men’s and women’s first team league matches.
An additional 500 tickets have also been donated by the club to enable other emergency service workers the chance to apply for the free tickets.
Albion men’s first-team head coach Graham Potter said: “We are hugely grateful to the amazing work our emergency services undertake and never more so than in the previous 18 months.
"As a club we have shown our gratitude and support wherever we can, and we are delighted to be able to offer these tickets.”
Women’s first-team head coach Hope Powell added: “We are really looking forward to welcoming fans back into stadiums for the new season, and I am delighted we, as a club, can show a small token of our appreciation to those emergency services heroes.”
Will Campbell-Lamerton, partnerships and operations manager at Blue Light Tickets, added, “The return of the Premier League will feel even more exciting this year now that fans can once again show their support inside the stadiums.
“The UK’s NHS and emergency workers have been the true heroes of the pandemic in the last 18 months. It’s thanks to their tremendous efforts to support the vaccine roll out that restrictions are now able to be lifted, and the whole nation owes them a great deal of thanks.
“It’s fantastic to be partnering with Brighton & Hove Albion to show our thanks by giving fans the chance to watch their football team for free.”
Emergency service and NHS workers can now sign up to Blue Light Tickets and apply for the tickets here
All tickets are for Premier League and WSL fixtures during the 2021/22 season and tickets will be distributed through the Blue Light Tickets website.