Green Un 27th February

February 28, 2006

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With Rovers getting involved in the ‘Fans of the future’ campaign encouraging youngsters to come along to matches with their parents, the attendance of youngsters showed a marked upturn last Saturday against Stockport County. That was one of four matches where children under 11 can get in free when accompanied by a paying adult in certain areas of the stadium. The remaining matches where this offer applies are 11th of March versus Notts County, 8th of April v Rushden and Diamonds and the match on 22nd of April v Boston United. All people wishing to take advantage of this offer are advised to get their tickets as early as possible with our shops being so busy on a match day.

The Supporters club share scheme committee and the social committees met over the last ten days. The Share Scheme committee are currently revising their marketing plan and strategies how they work. They have a fairly big sub committee and with the share scheme being so important to both the supporters club and the football club, they have a big responsibility to get it right so we can continue to buy shares in the football club. They have also started work on a corporate package, news of which will follow in due course.

The Social committee work alongside Trish at the stadium, helping promote stadium events as well as putting on the popular quizzes and other fund raising they can. Again, more news on their progress as it comes in.

The executive committee met Thursday night for their monthly meeting, minus chair John Malyckyj, who has been suffering with the flu. Get well soon John.
High on the agenda was the matter of what assistance we can give the Young Pirates and following through on ideas previously put forward to help both raise their profile and get them relocated within the stadium car park to a more suitable location than they currently have. Additionally, we discussed ticketing for next season, along with the proposed improvements to our audio set up in the clubhouse, a subject I have mentioned in a previous weeks column. We are currently studying quotes for this work and assessing, which offer not only the best pricing, but also which includes the best benefits and time scale for the job.
Another subject for debate is the emotive issue of smoking at the Memorial Stadium. Obviously, with the announcement in parliament last week, this is an issue that is now going to affect us very soon, so it is better we drive it rather than react to the situation nearer the time. It is most important everybody enjoys coming to the Mem, and with not everybody enjoying smoke, it is a serious issue we have to give the time it deserves and it is crucial we represent the feelings of our members.

Finally, we have two 50/50 half time draw results to announce. At the Cheltenham game the winner was ticket number 35693 which won £982, and the winner for the Stockport County match was ticket number 44028 which won £963. Well done to all our winners this season and thank you for your support.
More news next week

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