TRANMERE supporters will have an opportunity this weekend to give their view on the club’s close ties with Wirral Council.
Spectators attending Tranmere’s League One encounter with Brentford on Saturday will be asked for their comments on how council money is invested – £100,000 of which goes on sponsoring Wirral’s League One club each year. Wirral Council have been Tranmere’s main sponsors since 1989, making the arrangement one of the longest standing in the game.
The survey is part of a six-week consultation on how council money is spent.
Tranmere chairman Peter Johnson is keen to emphasise the benefits of the deal to both the club and the community.
Johnson said: “We are proud to have such a long standing, successful relationship with Wirral Council. With around 300 people on our wage bill we are one of the borough’s largest employers and we are proud to carry the name of Wirral to all corners of the country on our shirts.
“However our partnership involves much more than shirt sponsorship. It’s about the community work we carry out, the visitors we bring to the area and the support we provide for local schools, charities and community groups.”
Tranmere season-ticket holders who have not yet collected their heritage shirt and scarfŠpacks from the Tranmere and Wirral Football Supporters Trust can do so after Saturday’s home game against Brentford.
Packs can be claimed from Trust members at the Belmont Suite at Prenton Park from 4.55pm.