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Fantastic Fanatics announce partnership with Linfield

Linfield FC have announced a new partnership with Fantastic Fanatics and Greater Village Regeneration Trust.

Fantastic Fanatics is an online and in-store retail platform which enables football fans to raise money for their club through their everyday shopping. Fans who register through the online platform will generate funds for Linfield FC whenever they spend with any of the affiliated retailers.

The Fantastic Fanatics concept provides football clubs with additional income to put to good use. Linfield FC members, supporters and their families are encouraged to sign up to the initiative. Proceeds generated via the site will be put to good use in supporting the local community in South Belfast.

Linfield FC is rooted within the South Belfast community and will utilise the funds generated to directly benefit the work of the Greater Village Regeneration Trust (GVRT). The Trust is dedicated to improving the social and economic conditions within South Belfast and it runs a range of thematic programmes and initiatives with the over-arching aim of achieving sustainable regene­ration. Every penny raised from the Fantastic Fanatics initiative will help to support this work.

Speaking on the new partnership with Fantastic Fanatics, the club’s General Manager, Pat Fenlon stated:

“We are really pleased to partner with Fantastic Fanatics and the Greater Village Regeneration Trust. Our loyal supporters can help us to raise much needed funds for the local communities surrounding Windsor Park where we are proud to be based. We have been delighted to assist with this work in the past and this new partnership will push these efforts to a higher level.

Fantastic Fanatics Operations Director, Barry Munro said:

“We are delighted to have such an innovative and pioneering club such as Linfield FC onboard and are pleased to play a part in helping raise funds to help meet the club’s goals and objectives, including generating funds for the amazing GVRT initiative. Hopefully, Fantastic Fanatics can generate new, substantial, and regular funds for the club and GVRT in these challenging times for sport and football clubs across the country.

“The technology behind Fantastic Fanatics makes things so simple for the supporter, as they can choose the association or club they want to support, make a purchase at one of their favourite online retailers and generate a commission, all with a few clicks of the mouse. Our in store offering means registered retailers will automati­cally send a percentage of the bill to the sports club – there is no extra card or app required. It’s business as usual at the point of sale for the consumer and the retailer.

“Ultimately, Fantastic Fanatics enables sports clubs and orga­nisa­tions to worry less about the finances and get on with what they do best – delivering the benefits of sport to their fans, communities, participants and members.”

Angela Johnston from GVRT stated:

“We are pleased that Linfield FC has invited us to be involved as a beneficiary in this fundraising initiative. We, like Linfield, are at the heart of the South Belfast community and it is great that we can work together to improve the lives of the people that we serve.”

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