BRADFORD City's fanzine editor has donated a pair of the club’s season tickets to a homeless charity.

Mike Harrison, editor of the City Gent, bought two the tickets for this season from excess funds donated to the fanzine.

The tickets were then bought for £149 each under the Bantams’ Team Twenty pre-season tickets push, which has seen a total of 19,500 sold.

Mr Harrison then contacted homeless charity Centrepoint, in Bradford, which will hand the tickets on a match-by-match basis to the people it helps to become involved in sport.

The charity works with vulnerable homeless young people aged 16 to 25 in the Bradford district who have complex needs, including care leavers, former offenders, people with drug and alcohol issues, those with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Stuart McCall’s side started their League One season with a 2-1 home win over Blackpool last Saturday and travel to Gillingham tomorrow.

Mr Harrison said: “I am really pleased to have been able to do this.

“It is a way of saying the charity’s work is not going unrecognised and it a nice show of appreciation for them.

“The fanzine looks to donate any profit it makes back into the club, and this is a way of us doing it.

“It is good to give the season tickets to people who are deserving.

“I used my connections with working at Yorkshire Building Society, which has End Youth Homelessness as its chosen charity and I got in touch with Centrepoint through that.”

People who use Centrepoint’s sports scheme in Bradford will be rewarded each week with two members receiving the tickets to City home games throughout this campaign.

Faye Edmondson, Centrepoint’s regional fundraising manager, said: “It is a sense of normality for them, that they will be doing something that thousands of other people enjoy.

“We have lots of young people who use our sports service and who are interested in football.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for them to come here to Valley Parade.

“We are going to use the tickets as part of our Centrepoint Sports team.

“Centrepoint works with 150 people every week in the Bradford district.”

The Bantams has also donated 250 season tickets to charities and other community groups this season.

James Mason, Bradford City’s chief operating officer, said: “Through the week the club is trying to promote those who need help and raise awareness of what is going on under people’s noses and those who need support. We think we are a social asset.

“We are more than pleased to back this campaign.

"It shows what can happen when Bradfordians come together to support their city.”

City’s association with Centrepoint will continue on Thursday, November 9, when it hosts a fundraising sleep-in event at Valley Parade.

This will see fans camped out in the concourse of the Co-operative Stand, after it held a similar event at Bradford Bulls’ Odsal ground last year which raised £30,000 for the charity.

Registration for the Valley Parade event opens on Friday, September 1. For more information, go to