Raith Rovers have launched a new club to help encourage more young people to get behind their local team.
The Roary Club, which was officially launched this week, is open to all children of primary school age and is completely free to join.
Those who sign up will receive a welcome pack with some Raith Rovers goodies and a Roary reward card which they can use to earn special prizes by going to games.
Throughout the season there will be competitions for members including the chance to win a visit by Roary Rover to their school or club.
The club also intend to hold a Family Fun Day for one match at Stark’s Park where there will be special activities and entertainment for children.
Over the last few weeks the Raith mascot, Roary Rover has been out and about in the community promoting the club.
He has visited schools, attended the Kirkcaldy District Beaver Scouts fun day and last weekend he caused a stir at the Gilvenbank Fun Day in Glenrothes at the weekend by trying his hand - or should that be his paw? - at Zumba dancing.
Dave Wann, Raith Rovers’ fans director said, “We have been getting a great reaction from kids at all the events.
“They love meeting Roary and we have also been taking along the Ramsdens Cup for people to see. “The club really values our younger supporters and that is why we have offered season tickets for young people so that they can watch a whole season of football for just £30.”
One of the fan groups backing The Roary Club are the Raith Supporters Trust, whose chairman, Alan Russell, said: “We all know that children are the fans of the future and it is great that Raith Rovers are actively engaging with young people.
“I am sure the Roary Club will be a great success and will encourage young people to come along to matches and enjoy what is going to be an exciting season in the Championship with games against Rangers, Hearts and Hibernian.”
To join the Roary club email your child’s name, address and date of birth along with the parent’s name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, write to The Roary Club, Raith Rovers Football Club, Starks Park, Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1SA.