Communication needs to improve after Sunderland Ladies ticketing farce

There are so a lot of optimistic things happening with the Sunderland Females squad this year. It is a good time to be a lasses lover. They’ve commenced the season truly effectively and even with the defeat to London City Lionesses at the weekend, I couldn’t be happier with the success so much. We have even been accomplishing perfectly in the Continental Cup while supplying all of the squad minutes as element of a pretty shrewd rotation policy.

Off the pitch is bettering also, with more social media and site material, showcasing interviews, match studies and highlights. It is fantastic to see and has grow to be far more partaking for lovers and gamers alike. Having said that, irrespective of these enhancements, the communication concerning match working day ticketing desires to strengthen.

I know that, in comparison to the men’s crew, house crowds are a good deal lesser (some thing the lads and lasses at Roker Report are performing challenging to help mature by expanding awareness of the Women staff), but detailed preparing and communication is however essential to keep followers educated of ticketing, travel and adjustments when they crop up.

There were being difficulties with ticketing for the household match in opposition to London City Lionesses at the weekend. Even though I was watching the players warm-up, I turned conscious of supporters getting turned away from the ground. These lovers had been currently being informed by stewards that entry was ticket-only and there was no cash or card entry on the gate.

Sunderland Ladies v London City Lionesses - Barclays FA Women’s Championship

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My Dad was 1 of the supporters remaining denied entry, as there experienced been no conversation that payment wouldn’t be acknowledged at the gate as it experienced been towards Durham a number of months before. I was capable to go on the internet and order a ticket for him and four other men and women who were in the similar predicament as my Father. As they either did not have web accessibility at dwelling and/or outside the house of the floor.

The club need to strengthen the communication all around ticketing and there is no reason why they have to hold out until finally the week of a home recreation to begin putting up details about games. There had been a number of supporters who were turned absent due to not becoming capable to make a income or card payment at the gate.

We know from the Crimson & White Military that the club is mindful of these matters, and that the Normal Supervisor of the Girls, Alex Clark, will be performing with colleagues throughout the club to make this ideal. Ideally, as nicely as improved interaction from the club, they could offer a fork out on the gate facility to remedy the problem. The issue will be elevated in the next lover conference. We really do not want fans lacking out on supporting their club and the lasses lacking out on the guidance they are worthy of.

Ha’way the Lasses!