February 13, 2006
The Objectives Of The Social Committee 2005-6
- To organise social events to entertain Rovers Supporters
- To help promote Stadium events on non-match days
- To help raise vital funds for the Football Club.
Last year the Social Committee organised and held a number of social events, which proved popular and were sold out.
The year’s social event calendar kicked of with “Punk Aid” as local covers band “The Pistol Shots” played at the stadium to raise money for the 50/50 fund. Building on this success, we organised the re-introduction of the Supporters Club Player of The Year Presentation Evening and, more recently, the 50th Anniversary Celebration Evening of Rovers famous 4-0 victory over the Busby Babes. Again, both evening were sell-outs.
During the year, regular quiz nights were held with money being raised for various different causes such as the Gas Girls, the 50/50 funds and the Share Scheme. We also organised the Fantasy Football League Competition, which are also running this season, organised two tom bolas at the Rovers Fun Day and the Socby, (football and rugby event to celebrate Bristol’s promotion in rugby) and we have also provided players for the Supporters Club skittles team “The Pirates”.
During the next year we want to improve on the success of the last 12 months with continued running of the popular quizzes and the Fantasy Football league Competition, whilst also introducing new and exciting events for Rovers supporters to attend.
We hope to see more Rovers fans attending these events and raising more money for the Football Club.
As well as our own organised events, the social committee have also worked hard to help promote the Stadium run events. Each month, Trish from the Stadium organises a night of entertainment costing just £5, including a basket meal. Additionally, many midweek live games can also be watched on the Big Screen with Happy Hour from 5-7 on non-match days. The Social Committee also promotes the games featuring Rover’s own Premiership stars, the Gas Girls.
During the forthcoming year, the Social committee are looking to build on hard work done last year whilst continuing to provide social activities, be they big evenings, or small.
Social Committee Chair