Chorley FC Officials back Supporters Trust
As the Chorley Supporters Trust AGM on 4th June draws ever near we have smashed our pre AGM membership target of 100 and currently stand at 122 members signed up for the 2015/16 season. Our next target is 200 members by the start of the season on 8th August which we’re now well on the way to achieving.
The complex nature of the ownership of Chorley FC and Victory Park which has been well documented online recently mean achieving one of our aims: Representation and Shareholding at/ in Chorley Football Club is not as straight forward for us as it may be for other Supporters Trusts. Hyde United fans for example were recently offered the opportunity by the club’s owners to buy their club outright and a price was named. Others have been able to lobby a single owner or shareholders to achieve their goal. Whilst this may be difficult at Chorley Football Club it is not impossible and Trust members, sildenafil potential members and all fans should not feel daunted or defeatist at having to a traverse a potentially rocky road to securing the long term future of Chorley Football Club. However, buy securing our club is what we must do. Not for the 2015/16 season, medical but for future generations so they can celebrate the clubs bi-centenary in sixty years time at Victory Park. As Theodore Roosevelt famously said:
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…”
Never has our social media tag ?#?BePartOfIt? been more relevant.
We were delighted this weekend when Chorley FC Officials Graham Watkinson and Jeremy Lee renewed their memberships of Chorley Supporters Trust. Graham Watkinson, Club Secretary and Vice Chairman said:
“Fan ownership of community based football clubs is the future for clubs like Chorley FC. The first step to achieving this is to have a strong, committed, representative and well organised Supporters Trust. That’s why I and other Directors have joined Chorley Supporters Trust and I’d encourage all fans to be part of it.”
After a turbulent recent history the people of Chorley and fans of Chorley FC can be assured that their Supporters Trust and the Officials of the football club are very much looking to achieve the same end. There has never been a better time or a more important time to get involved. Be part of Chorley FC, be part of history… Be Part Of It.
Membership applications to Chorley Supporters Trust for the 2015/16 season can be made and paid for on the website. The AGM takes place at 8:00pm on Thursday 4th June 2015 at the Victory Park Social Club. All are welcome and membership can be taken out on the night.