Just over 5,000 young supporters and their families experienced all the excitement, atmosphere and drama of a Boro home fixture during the 2018/19 season thanks to MFC's fantastic Matchday Squad experiences.

Dozens of schools, football teams and community clubs have taken advantage of the initiative, with children from all over Teesside and North Yorkshire enjoying the chance to take part in our amazing matchday squad experiences.

Each experience is designed to put the club's youngest fans right at the heart of the action. 

Groups who take part in our Matchday Squad experiences also benefit from heavily-discounted match tickets for members, their families and their friends.

Matchday ticket prices are available at £27 for Adults, £18 for Over 65s and £13 for Under 18s.

Birthday Parties/Special Celebrations – Pre or Post match

Click on the following link to find out more about our amazing birthday and special celebrations package. If you have something to celebrate, why not celebrate on a matchday in the Subs Bench. Contact matchdayexperience@mfc.co.uk for more information.

Player Walkout (ages five to 12)

This is our most prestigious Matchday Squad Experience where young supporters walk on to the pitch holding a player’s hand. There are 10 places available for juniors to walk out on to the Riverside pitch with the Boro players. As the excitement reaches fever pitch and walk-on music plays, the youngsters will walk out, hand-in-hand with a player. The youngsters will stand in front of the players for the introductions to the crowd and the Fair Play handshakes - an opportunity not to be missed.

Guard of Honour (ages five to 16)

Children will proudly form a guard of honour and welcome the players on to the pitch armed with Boro flags and banners. A truly fantastic chance to be right at the heart of the action as the players take to the field of play.

Flag Parade (ages five to 16)

This is a unique chance to parade around the Riverside pitch waving MFC Matchday Squad flags approximately 35 minutes before kick-off to welcome the supporters to the match. This is a fantastic way to raise awareness of your organisation and celebrate its successes.

If you are interested in being involved in our Matchday Squad experiences, please contact:

Gemma Ferguson or Rachel Brophy via email address matchdayexperience@mfc.co.uk or directly using 01642 929421.

There is currently a waiting list so don’t hesitate to contact Gemma or Rachael if you want to be involved!

Boro Banner Displays

Want to be part of this new matchday activity? Those supporters wanting to be involved on the pitch just before kick-off now have the opportunity to do so by being involved in our Boro Banner Displays. Approximately 10 minutes before kick off you will be part of the build up to kick off, walking on to the pitch and proudly displaying our Boro Banners. 

Half-Time Penalties 

We are excited to offer local grassroots football teams the opportunity to take part in our ever popular half-time penalty shoot-out.

The penalty shoot-out package includes:

  • 11x Under-18 match tickets and 2x adult match tickets
  • Team name and photo featured in the matchday programme (must be submitted 10 working days before the fixture)
  • Penalty shoot-out will be broadcast on the big screen
  • Opportunity to participate in the pre-match flag parade