Strikers Are Key
Our fundraising initiative that is somewhat of a spectacle is the fabulous Strikers Are Key, now in its ninth year.
To be part of the hottest draw in town, players or syndicates pay £360 a season to be one of the 50 balls placed in the purple velvet bag. With the chance of opening the Strikers Are Key Safe and winning big!
After every home game, £200 gets placed in the safe plus an additional £50 for designated goal scorers.
A ball is draw from the purple bag and the chosen syndicate then has a 1-4 chance of picking out the right key from the green velvet bag to open the safe.
If the wrong key is drawn they receive £50 in consolation and the money rolls over.
All the balls are currently taken, but should you be interested should one become available, please contact Claire Loughlin - email@example.com
So be sure to watch out for our very own Vice Chairman Adrian Barry in his golden sequin jacket carrying his accordion after a home game, because that means the shows about to start!
Draw Fourteen saw Ball 6 - Bobby’s M8s pulled from the velvet bag. Bobby stepped up to do the honours, but was unsuccessful in opening the safe.
The money rolls over to our next Saturday home fixture, where there will be a minimum of £1450 up for grabs
With £1000 in the safe, David pulls ball 44 - Last of the Summer Whine, Sutton United goal keeping legend Chris Vagg, steps on to the chair to do the honours for his syndicate, he’s unsuccessful.
Roll on with a minimum of £1200 up for grabs after the Crawley game.
With £700 up for grabs - David Ajiboye stepped up to the honours and pulled ball 30 from the bag - Robboaccounts
David does the honours for Rob and picks a key, wrong key!
Draw Eleven with £500 up for grabs!
The one and only Caragh Barry did the honours and pulled ball 11 -Phil White, from the velvet bag.
Phil stepped up to try his luck, no win!!
Minimum of £700 up for grabs for our next draw.
Draw Ten saw £250 up for grabs.
Chris the director of Rochdale pulled Ball 18 - The Mulligans out of the bag.
Sean stepped up to do the honours for his syndicate, no luck, roll over!!!
Draw Nine - Bradford City - 12 November
Draw Nine, saw £950 in the safe.
The honours were done by Josh Neufville's Dad, Colin, who pulled out Ball 39 - Tony Dunmore.
Colin then went on to open the safe for Tony.
Draw Eight - Walsall - 22nd October
Draw eight got underway with £650 in the safe.
With the balls safely placed into a brand new velvet bag, the honours were done by the one and only Alan Hudson.
Ball 16 - Lucky Striker, was pulled out.
David Ajiboye stepped up to the honours for them, no luck.
Draw Seven - Tranmere - 8th October
Draw seven saw £450 up for grabs.
Nine year old Isla did the honours and pulled ball 46 - Woodturners United, was pulled out and Isla picked their key out for them.
No luck!! Minimum £650 in the safe for the next draw.
Draw Six - Salford - 24th September
Draw six saw £250 in the safe after last weeks big win.
Ball 42 - Jim’s Persistence was pulled out and Jim Goode stepped up for his syndicate to do the honours.
He was unsuccessful in opening the safe so the money rolls over.
Draw Five - Hartlepool - 17th September
Draw five saw £900 locked in the safe.
Our Lady Mayoress stepped up to do the honours once again, pulling ball 33 from the velvet bag, K and D.
In their absence the Mayoress tried on their behalf to open the safe, which she did!
Draw Four - Harrogate Town - 3rd September
Draw four saw £550 in the safe.
Our Women’s First Team Captain Darcy Wells did the honours and drew ball 48 - Half Time Sherbet, from the velvet bag.
With no one available to do the honours for them, in their absence Sutton’s Lady Mayoress attempted to open the safe.
Sadly she was unsuccessful, so the money rolls over to our next home game, with a minimum of £750 in safe.
Draw Three - Mansfield Town - 27 August
Our third draw of the season saw £300 up for grabs. With £50 having been added for both our goals against courtesy of Josh Neufville and Tope Fadahunsi.
One of our young fans, Josh stepped up to the Strikers Are Key stage, donned the blue sequin jacket and pulled ball 44 from the velvet bag - Last of the Summer Whine....AGAIN!!!
Kiddo stepped up to the honours for his syndicate once more, and much to the delight of the gathered crowd, he was unsuccessful in his attempt to open the safe.
The money rolls over to the next draw, where there will be a minimum of £500 in the safe.
Draw Two - Barrow - 13 August
Our second draw of the season saw £300 up for grabs. With £50 each added for goals from Donovan Wilson against Doncaster and Tope Fadahunsi’s goal against Barrow.
Fresh from his nuptials that week our very own Tom “The Duke” Ayre stepped up to do the honours, donning the blue sequin jacket and pulling ball 44 from the velvet bag - Last of the Summer Whine
Kiddo stepped up to the safe for his syndicate and low and beyond, for the second draw in a row the safe is opened!!
Draw One - Newport County - 30 July
Our first draw of the season took place, with our no.1 Norwegian fan Ragnar doing the honours and pulling the ball and the key from the velvet bags.
Ragnar pulled out ball 39, owned by Tony Dunmore and then did Tony the honour of pulling out the winning key!
Tony walked away with £200 for the first draw plus the £50 for Omar’s goal.