Sunday promises to be a busy final day of the season.
Ahead of Sunday’s game with Southend United, the club will be holding our annual memorial service to remember and pay our respects to all supporters, former players and members of staff that have passed away throughout the season.
As the players form up around the centre circle, the club will be using the big screen to run a video containing the names and photos, where they have been supplied to the club by the family, of all those that have left us, whilst the video appears on the screen, their names will be read over the PA system. Once the video has finished, and on the referee’s whistle, there will be a minute’s applause for those that have passed away.
The teams will, of course, be led out by our Captain for the day Ryan Lowe, who will be making his final appearance for the Shakers. Ryan will be joined by his two children - Alfie and Daisy - who are just two of nine match mascots on Sunday.
Supporters are also encouraged to ‘Wear your old Shirts’ as has been mentioned here. Many fans are planning on wearing a mixed array of shirts throughout the afternoon and our fans photographer, Meg Thornton, will be walking the stands looking for as many old shirts as possible and we hope to be able to put as many photos of supporters in old, and current shirts, on the website on Sunday evening or Monday.
For those supporters wishing to take advantage of the final day of the Discounted Season Ticket offer, we would ask you to please arrive at the ticket office as soon as you possibly can to help avoid queues close to kick off time. The ticket office will be open from around 9:30am.
Following the game, Ryan Lowe will lead all the players, staff and youth team players around the pitch for the final time this season. All supporters are invited to stay behind after the game as all club personnel thank you for your support over the season and we encourage as many people as possible to stay and say goodbye to a true Shakers Legend in Ryan Lowe but we would respectfully ask all supporters to please stay off the pitch in order that the players can complete their tribute to the fans.
Thank you for your support throughout the season from everyone at Bury Football Club.