DO YOU have a child aged 15 or under? Then why not sign them up to Junior Hornets – Watford’s exclusive membership club for young supporters.
It’s completely free to join and fun content is regularly posted on the website – juniorhornets.co.uk
– including competitions, interviews and downloads, as well as information on Junior Hornets events, such as meet and greets and football training sessions.
Past competition winners have been awarded trips to the Hornets' UCL training ground, Nintendo Wii and Sony PSP consoles, as well as signed footballs and even the chance to be a mascot at Watford's FA Cup game against Premier League champions Manchester City in 2012/13.
Throughout 2012/13 and 2013/14, Junior Hornets were selected to appear in the ‘In Your House’ feature on The Hornets Show (available monthly on hornetsplayer.co.uk
). Lucky members received a home visit from Watford players including Lloyd Doyley, Sean Murray, Ikechi Anya, Cristian Battocchio and Fernando Forestieri. Watch a clip below:
Special events are held throughout the season for Junior Hornets members – here are just a couple of examples from the 2013/14 campaign:
Open Training Session (October 2013)
Hundreds turned out for the one-off opportunity to watch the Golden Boys put through their paces at Vicarage Road.
There were some fantastic giveaways, including specially-produced Fernando Forestieri (Junior Hornets President) and Harry the Hornet masks, and the loveable mascot provided some extra entertainment from the stands.
Some lucky Junior Hornets were invited to a meet and greet with their Watford heroes before training, while another 10 were picked from the stand to come up against goalkeeper Manuel Almunia in a penalty shoot-out.
FIFA Tournament (April 2014)
Competition winners took on their favourite Watford players in the Junior Hornets’ first ever FIFA tournament at Vicarage Road.
The likes of Sean Murray, Fernando Forestieri, Cristian Battocchio, Daniel Tozser and Alex Jakubiak pitted their gaming skills against Junior Hornets members with the new EA Sports FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil game.
Two Sony Playstation Portables were presented to lucky winners by the players as part of a prize draw, as well as copies of the game, and official Watford FC merchandise.
MEMBERSHIP PACK & REGISTRATION
All new members receive an exciting complimentary membership pack to get started.
Registration is secure as it's completed by parents or guardians, who, as part of the process, go on to enter details for each child in their care. To register your child visit www.juniorhornets.co.uk
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.