Competition cash will give schools the chance to watch Pompey for free

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POMPEY have offered more than 2,500 schoolchildren across the city to watch the Blues for free.

It comes after fans helped the club land £30,000 by making the most noise in last season’s nPower Fanpower Stadium competition, which closed in July.

Fans had to show their allegiance to Pompey on Facebook and Twitter by mentioning the club in posts they made.

Thousands of people took part and Pompey fans made more noise than followers of the other 72 clubs in the Football League.

A public vote was launched to decide how the money should be spent – and the Fratton faithful decided local children should benefit from the windfall.

Pompey in the Community – the club’s award-winning charity arm – will distribute the tickets, starting from the next home league match against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, October 13.

Schools can apply for a pack of 12 tickets, to include two adults and 10 juniors, by e-mailing 
fanpower@pompeyitc.org.uk.

There will be 14 packs available for games.

More tickets may become available for higher-profile matches.

The initiative will run for each of the 15 remaining 3pm kick-offs.

The young fans will be seated in the Ridgeway Group (North) Stand upper tier.