With the SSE Airtricity Premier Division set to kick-off in less than ten days, Waterford FC are continuing with preparations on and off the field ahead of the visit of Derry City to the RSC for the first game on Friday, February 16.
As the countdown clock begins the club will have a season launch at the Woodlands Hotel on this Thursday night, February 8 from 7.30pm-9.30pm where the brand new personal designed new home jersey by Umbro will be unveiled along with a number of other events on the night.
In marking a return to the top division, the club will host two exclusive panel discussions from various aspects of the club where fans will get to hear the views of team management, players and the people that run the club with these two panels set to be confirmed early this week.
2018 is an exciting time for Waterford FC with fans looking forward to welcoming back top-flight football to the RSC for the first time in ten years with Dundalk, Cork City, Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians making their way back to the Cork Road venue.
Waterford FC Alan Reynolds has been very busy in pre-season putting together a competitive squad for Premier football and it remains unclear whether the club will make a couple of more additions ahead of the first game of the season on Friday week.
With pre-season wins over Tramore, Wexford and Cobh Ramblers, the Blues play their final pre-season game against Shelbourne at the RSC on Friday night with a 7.30pm where supporters will get a last chance to see the squad in action before the season starts.
Close to 500 season tickets have been sold to date and these tickets will be available for collection at the season launch at the Woodlands Hotel while supporters that are unable to attend the event but have purchased a season ticket will be able to collect their ticket at the club offices at the RSC.
Young fans will have their opportunity on Thursday to meet the new Blues players in a meet and greet event at the Woodlands and also have the chance to sign up to the new Official Junior Blues Supporters Club on the night at a cost of €10.
The newly revamped Blues Supporters Club will also be launched on the night where a variety of membership offers will be in place. The Blues Supporters Club have undertaken the fundraising to cover the underage transport costs for the Blues three teams.
It promises to be a night to remember for all Waterford FC fans and all are welcome to join the club as they continue their preparations for life in the Premier Division. We will have a full preview of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division in next week’s Waterford Sport.