A Harriers Season Ticket Holder is off on holiday after a win on the Goalden Gate Lottery…
By Matty Paddock - 27/04/2018
Posted 2 years ago
A HARRIERS Season Ticket holder who scooped a £1,000 prize in this week’s Goalden Gate Superdraw says his surprise win means he’s off on an impromptu holiday!
Michael Connop was the latest winner in the Harriers Goalden Gate – a new Superdraw launched this season to help raise funds for the club’s developing youth section.
But while a good number of players have won smaller prizes over the weeks and months prior, the East Stand Season Ticket holder was the first to win the top prize.
He spoke to the official website about the small windfall and admits it was a fine surprise – but stressed he’s just happy to be doing his bit by playing the only draw of its kind that sees proceeds directly reach the club.
“I saw the Goalden Gate was launched and I thought it looked like a good thing to get involved in to be honest, and at good odds,” he explained.
“But I didn’t do it to win, I did it to support the club – winning is just a bonus.
“I had actually meant to come and check the draw numbers as I have mine sitting at home.
“I saw the Goalden Gate was launched and I thought it looked like a good thing to get involved in…” Superdraw winner Michael Connop
“It was a very nice surprise when it arrived in the post – it makes life easier and I’m now about to go and book a holiday!
Funds from those playing the Superdraw are being reinvested back into the youth set-up here at Aggborough – while local clubs generating sign-ups are also earning a small bonus for their establishments as the club waives that fee.
It’s a cause that Mr Connop believes in passionately, as he added: “The club has teams for players who are eight years old and my grandson, when he gets to eight years, I have intentions of bringing him down here to Kidderminster and to see if he enjoys it.
“They have been mascots twice as well, so we have a strong association with Harriers – it’s a wonderful club, and a really community-minded club.
“I used to go and watch Premier League football but that has just lost touch with its fanbase now, whereas Kidderminster does a lot for its local community.
“Here, you feel part of it – that’s the real difference.”