Trust respond on the price of football

The Trust has issued a comment following the BBC’s latest Price of Football Survey.

Tim Hartley, chair of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust, said: “There is absolutely no need for football clubs to charge fans so much for team shirts.

“While noting the £38 cost of the replica shirt produced by Cardiff City, the Trust has this season produced a high quality adult match-day shirt in partnership with sportswear manufacturers, Kukri, for just £27, which includes a £5 donation to the Ty Hafan children’s hospice and £22 for a children’s shirt. This shows that shirts can be produced at a reasonable cost for supporters – if clubs want to do so.

“We believe that fans following top teams in the English leagues generally get a raw deal with admission prices much higher than watching, for instance, top clubs in the Bundesliga and other leagues on the continent.”

Trust shirts can be ordered via out website www.ccfctrust.org