Bolton Wanderers host special ‘Adoption Match’

12 October 2015
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Bolton Wanderers Football Club has confirmed a special ‘Adoption Match’ to promote Adoption Matters when the club plays Birmingham City on Tuesday 20 October 2015 at 8pm.  The match will be held during National Adoption Week to help promote Adoption Matters, their chosen national charity.


Children’s charity and adoption agency, Adoption Matters, will be in attendance on the night to raise awareness of the need for more adopters across the region.  Following the match Bolton Wanderers Community Trust is inviting all football fans who are interested in adoption to come along to an Adoption Information Morning, Saturday 30 January 2016 at 11am at The Macron Stadium. Included will be a behind the scenes tour of the stadium and a chance to chat with the Adoption Matters team and their adopters.


Norman Goodwin CBE, Adoption Matters Chief Executive commented: “We are delighted that Bolton Wanderers has chosen to support Adoption Matters as their chosen national charity for the 2015/16 season.  Part of our recruitment strategy this year is to target sports clubs and to raise awareness of adoption with men as, contrary to popular belief, just as many men make that first enquiry to adopt as women.  This Adoption Match is a great way to get the message across and we are very grateful to them for hosting it.


Bolton Wanderers spokesperson Phil Mason said “We are delighted to be working with Adoption Matters during the coming season and we are excited about the Adoption themed Match.  Many of our programmes within the Community Trust work with vulnerable children and young people and we know how important it is to have stability within their home environment.  As a family club we would want to promote the values and ethos of Adoption Matters.”


Also on the night, Adoption Matters has teamed up with First4Adoption, the national service for people interested in adopting in England, who will be projecting a huge image of a child onto the Macron stadium to promote the National Adoption Week campaign ‘Too old at 4’ .


For more information on adoption or to book your place on the Adoption Morning at Macron Stadium click contact us on Tel: 0300 123 1066 or email: