Before you begin to read this we want to clarify that we are not trying to compete with Her Majesty’s speech which stopped millions of people up and down the country from digging into their turkey dinners, information pills it’s a simple Merry Christmas and update from Chorley Supporters Trust.
For many Magpie supporters the festive period started early with the trip to Lowestoft where over 100 supporters made the journey to Suffolk by cars, about it trains and yes even planes. This fixture was one which many searched for ahead of rivalry clashes with AFC Fylde and Stockport, a holiday in Great Yarmouth was on everyones mind but that was not to be in the middle of December.
To cut this very long story short, the two sets of fans mingled together like one, a football family.
After the festive times of Christmas Day where Magpie fans around the country have finished unwrapping their brand new Chorley shirts we head on to Boxing Day with a game against Bradford Park Avenue at Victory Park.
With 2015 just around the corner we hope to raise more funds for the Trust and what better way to spend your Christmas money than to join the Trust or take part in Pledge the Magpies for the New Year, all support is appreciate.
This leads us on to the real Christmas message which comes from Vice-Chairman, Julian Vass.
I would like to thank each and every member that has joined the Trust so far this season both old and new. Without you all joining then we would not have had the funds to help the club, AFC Chorley or local charities in the ways we have.
Over the last 12 months we have made some fantastic friends in football especially since our promotion to the Vanarama Conference North. Creating links with other supporters trusts is vital at our level as we are all after the same thing in supporting our clubs. As previously mentioned, we have made superb links with Lowestoft Town FC and their supporters club who we hope to meet up with again soon.
Supporters of my old home town, Hereford United, will be going into the New Year without a team to support as they have recently been wound up by the High Court. As a fellow Trust, we wish them all the very best with the future and hope they get a team set up and ready for the new season and that football will once again return to Edgar Street.
On that note, I would personally like to wish all fellow non-league supporters a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year (Apart from when you face the mighty Magpies!).