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FansBet Sponsorship completes Shrewsbury Town’s Safe Standing Crowdfunding Campaign

In an historic achievement, Shrewsbury Town Football Club are one step closer to being the first club in England & Wales to introduce safe standing at their Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium, following the successful completion of their crowdfunding campaign thanks to a considerable contribution from FansBet.

FansBet, whose ambassador is former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, said of their contribution to the campaign “We know exactly how important the issue of safe standing is to fans in helping generate the correct environment to enjoy watching football for supporters young and old.”

Speaking of the achievement, Roger Groves of the Shrewsbury Town Supporters’ Parliament said “This is a remarkable achievement by the hundreds of fans and sponsors, especially FansBet, who have paved the way for the thousands more to bring standing back to matchdays at their clubs. I am very proud that Shrewsbury Town has been at the heart of this”.

Brian Caldwell, Shrewsbury Town CEO, added “We are delighted that Shrewsbury Town will be the flagship club in addressing this issue, which is so important to so many fans. We will now continue to work closely with our local SAG (Safety Advisory Group) to gain the necessary certification for the Safe Standing area within the Salop Leisure Stand at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, and we hope to have supporters watching home games from the safe standing area before the end of the season”.

Safe standing has been something that fans nationwide have campaigned to see introduced for many years, as government policy currently prohibits many clubs from offering supporters the chance to stand. As one of the few clubs with an all-seater ground able to introduce a rail seating section, Shrewsbury Town will now lead the way in making the case for a change in policy and adding a standing option to the matchday experience for all clubs and fans.

Thank you to everyone that has made safe standing happen. 

Thank you to all the businesses and organisations that have supported the campaign. 


Safe Standing's Biggest Supporters
Total Points
1 Manchester United Supporters Trust MUST 2390
2 Bristol City SC&T + OTIB 1100
3 Nick Webster 640
4 the92.net the92.net 207
5 West Ham Football Claret and Hugh 200
6 Blue and Amber Fanzine Blue and Amber Fanzine 155
7 Fulham Supporters Trust 140
8 THST 110
9 Chelsea Supporters Trust 100
10 Lewis Jones Lewis Jones 95
11 Helen Hall Helen Hall 71
12 Malcolm Clarke 65
13 Shrewsbury Town OSC Shrewsbury Town OSC 60
14 Dale Skitt 50
15 The Anfield Wrap 50
16 Roger Groves Roger Groves 40
17 Paul France Paul France 40
18 James Pollock James Pollock 31
19 Stephen Hassall Stephen Hassall 30
20 David Perks 30
21 Oscar Thomas Patty 30
22 Patrick 30
23 Arsenal Independent Supporters' Association 30
24 Mrs C England 30
25 Paul Robinson 30
26 Mark Cooper 30
27 Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex - Supporters' Direct 30
28 STAND 30
29 Richard Richard 26
30 Richard Skynner Richard Skynner 25
31 mike davis Mike davis 20
32 Sean Evans 20
33 John Thomas 20
34 Martin Berry 20
35 Mark Williams 20
36 Kevin Bright 20
37 Colin Storey 20
38 Jason Griffiths Jason Griffiths 20
39 Ian Briscoe 20
40 Rhys Williams Rhys Williams 20
41 Justin Gill Justin Gill 20
42 Scott Higgins 20
43 William Bishop 20
44 Richard Hatton Richard Hatton 20
45 John Doe Geoff Anslow 20
46 Martin O'Hara 20
47 Richard Warrington 20
48 Peter Nottle Peter Nottle 20
49 Peter Elmore 20
50 Shrewsbury Town Football Club Shrewsbury Town Football Club 20
51 Adrian Plimmer Adrian Plimmer 20
52 Thomas Robinson 20
53 James Starling 20
54 Helen Hall 20
55 James Travis James Travis 20
56 Joyce Pulford 20
57 Kevin Rye Kevin Rye 20
58 Phil Gittins 20
59 Andrew Preshous46 20
60 Chris Bradshaw Chris Bradshaw 20
61 Peter Parker-Jones 20
62 Geoff Tidey Geoff Tidey 15
63 Boris van den Belt Boris van den Belt 15
64 Robert Fox 15
65 Uncle Monkey Uncle Monkey 15
66 David Morris David James Morris 15
67 Stefan Satchkov Stefan Satchkov 15
68 Paul Gladwell Paul Gladwell 15
69 Oggie Oggie 15
70 Danni Pitchford Danni Pitchford 15
71 Ian Aspinall 13
72 Alex Kossmann Alex Kossmann 10
73 Giovanna Dughera Giovanna Dughera 10
74 Harry  Griffith pam 10
75 Martin Peleszok 10
76 Hugh Hayward 10
77 Colin Parry Colin Parry 10
78 Dave Gilmour 10
79 Ollie Warner Ollie Warner 10
80 Cal Smith 10
81 Tom Rogers 10
82 Andrew Grime 10
83 Dave Beighton 10
84 David Thomas 10
85 Anthony Marriott 10
86 Ryan Humphreys 10
87 Ferco Seating Ferco Seating 10
88 Chris Ellis 10
89 Charles Gaines Charles Gaines 10
90 Will Bourne 10
91 Tom Horswood 10
92 Mark McGowan Mark McGowan 10
93 andrew carter 10
94 David Hartley 10
95 Oliver Pudney 10
96 Tim Brown 10
97 willian nigel bishop 10
98 Rob Trent 10
99 Andrew Lobbenberg 10
100 Nick Harland 10

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Our Gratitude
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