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8 April 2020

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This bank holiday weekend, like everyone else in the EFL, we would have been playing two games.

Friday’s game was scheduled to be against Cheltenham, and Monday’s game was away at Morecambe. These are two of many, many bank holiday plans that have been cancelled.

However, just because it’s a bank holiday and the weather might be nice doesn’t mean we can ease off and

So, to show our thanks and solidarity with the NHS, instead of going out to support the Town, we want to see a big Swindon stay in. It’s very simple. Stay at home. Save lives.

So, we’re making a big deal of staying in. Throughout the weekend, we want to see you in your Swindon shirts, in your seats - at home!

Send us your videos of keepy-uppies, pictures of your Football Manager save, your FIFA Career mode. We want to see drawings of players. We want to see old programmes. We want to see you recreating your favourite Swindon goals in your back garden, showing off your memorabilia, reading old programmes, singing about the Ginger Pele or 1969. 

The important thing is that you stay at home. 

We’ve loved seeing the nation appreciate the life-saving work of the NHS and supporting networks. We’ve loved seeing people doing their bit for the elderly and vulnerable.

However, every decision to make a needless journey or meet up with a friend is a step backward in the battle against this virus.   

Within the club, we have volunteers helping out the community in many different ways. The STFC Community Foundation are working with Swindon Borough Council to deliver food parcels to those who need it most in the community.

To acknowledge and thank all the volunteers and key workers who are supporting our community and saving lives, we must follow government guidelines and stay at home.

Send your videos, pictures, tweets, drawings in to @Official_STFC on Twitter to show your support for the NHS.

We’re Swindon and we’re staying in this bank holiday.


The government guidelines are as follows:

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.


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