News roundup from Worcester City home match
Here’s a quick roundup of everything the Trust has been up to in the last few weeks.
This article originally appeared in Saturday’s programme.
Welcome Worcester City supporters
We’d like to welcome the fans of Worcester City to Victory Park. Like Chorley, web Worcester have a Supporters Trust. They currently have a major project in the shape of helping the club move back into the city of Worcester. As you’ll know if you went to the away match at the start of the season, drugs Worcester currently play at Kidderminster Harriers’ Aggborough ground.
The Trust’s main focus is to gain planning permission for a new ground in the city at Perdiswell, on the site of an existing sports centre. They have made a joint application for permission with the football club, evidence of their close working relationship. A number of Supporters Trust members are also directors of the football club, which can only help what must be a very close working relationship
One eye-catching fundraiser from last year was a sponsored walk from Worcester to Cheltenham, a distance of thirty miles. In order to arrive at the ground in time for the local derby against Gloucester City, the walk had to begin at 4am. There’s food for thought for our next sponsored challenge! The walk raised over £1000 for the new ground project.
Let’s hope that it won’t be too long before we get the chance to visit Perdiswell rather than Aggborough once a season.
Meet the manager
Matt Jansen, Jamie Vermiglio, Jonathan Smith and chairman Ken Wright all fielded questions from supporters at last week’s Meet The Manager event, organised by the Trust. You can read all about it on our Twitter feed @cfcst, and if you didn’t make it you’ll be pleased to hear that the event was recorded. So we’ll be releasing the recording as soon as it’s been edited.
Events and fundraising
Our next event will be a Race Night in the Social Club on Friday 4th March. The last one was a great evening out, and this one promises to be bigger and better. The first race is at 8, but doors open at 7:30. It’s just £5 per person, and you can bring your kids for free. Everyone gets a hotpot supper too, which makes it a great value family night out. Get your tickets from James Wilson, who stewards at home matches, or call him on 07519 916894, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Following that, some Trust members will be accompanying Matt Parry of Twincess on a sponsored ride to the FC United away match on Easter Saturday. The ride is to raise awareness of World Down Syndrome Day, and funds raised will go into our Fan Ownership Fund. Please consider sponsoring us as we aim to beat the target of raising £10000 for the season. Take a look at localgiving.com/cfcst for more details.
Annual General Meeting
It’s a long way off yet, but we’re planning to hold our AGM in May, just after the end of the season. There will be three seats on the board up for grabs, and we’d love to get some new people involved. So if you’ve got some ideas and enthusiasm, keep an eye out for a letter nearer the time explaining how to stand for election.