COLCHESTER UNITED Chairman, Robbie Cowling, took to the clubs official website to address the clubs, supporters, offering assistance to fans who are most vulnerable and confirming that NHS and frontline staff will be handed sizable discounts to visit the JobServe Community Stadium once the Coronavirus pandemic is under control and football returns,
Mr Cowling confirmed the players – directed by the EFL – were preparing to resume training on April 13 with a view to restarting the season in May. However, even in that unlikely event, he believed matches would be staged behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, should football return sooner rather than later.
On supporting those fighting a collective battle amidst the crisis, Mr Cowling – who took over the ownership of the club in 2006, added;
Colchester United currently shows it’s appreciation for our armed forces with a special discount and for next season, (whenever that may be), the discount is going to be extended to NHS and care workers – who are effectively our armed forces in the fight against coronavirus.
Colchester appeared on course for a Sky Bet League Two play-off berth before football was brought to a standstill. Mr Cowling’s statement in full can be found at; https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2020/april/club-statement—covid-19-latest/