Aldershot Town are delighted that North Camp fish and chip shop Big Fry have extended their support of the Club into 2016-17.
Big Fry have worked with The Shots on catering at several events in recent years, purchased tickets for the Community Stand to distribute to local youth and community groups, and also display their logo on a banner behind the High Street goal.
With branches in North Camp, on Lynchford Road, and Egham, Big Fry combine quality ingredients and friendly service to give you everything you want from a local chippy.
Managing Director Mark Sullivan is also a member of the Patrons Lounge at the EBB Stadium, and says: “It’s just about supporting your local team, and getting involved. It’s such a thrill for me, being able to talk to the staff, directors and players – you really feel like you’re involved. You’re part of something.
“The people I’ve met at the club, and the contacts I’ve made, add to the enjoyment – you’re not just watching football, you’re meeting friends. It becomes a social occasion – I feel like I belong here. It’s one of those places where as soon as you walk in you really feel comfortable. I love coming here, and love my involvement here.”
Big Fry’s traditional chip shop menu uses high-quality fish from well-managed stocks, which is frozen at sea within minutes of being caught to preserve its flavour and texture. The potatoes are freshly cut every day and both fish and chips are fried in palm oil for maximum deliciousness.
Yet it’s not just about good food, seven-days-a-week service and a five-star hygiene rating. The shop offers a 10% discount for all service personnel, as well as weekly offers for families and senior citizens, plus a gluten-free menu every Monday and Tuesday.
“We try to give a bit back, whether it’s vouchers for charities, supporting schools in the area, or sponsoring a local boys team, and you get enjoyment from that,” he explains, as their relationship with the A Knights Foundation, established by former Shots Director Tony Knights to raise money for children and families with disabilities, continues to grow.
Mark is also a season ticket holder at the Emirates Stadium, but was glad to be back at the EBB Stadium as The Shots sealed late victory against Maidstone United.
“Tuesday night was especially good,” he admits, “because everyone hasn’t seen each other all summer and you get back together with old friends. It feels special, and this season it feels totally different – there’s a massive sea-change and it feels like the start of something special.
“It was great to see such a big crowd too, and it was a really good game. You couldn’t walk away and say you weren’t entertained. Once the team gels, who knows what could happen”
Further information, visit www.bigfryfishandchips.com.