21st April 2014 Rochdale
April 20, 2014
BUT not quite; will the Bristol Rovers Supporters Club achieve their 2013/2014 target?
The news on the half time raffle draw is encouraging. At the beginning of the season it was decided by the supporters club executive committee that the BRSC target for this season was to raise £23,000 for the highly successful Bristol Rovers youth team set up through the 50/50 half time draw.
This represents a 10% increase on the amount actually achieved in the last three seasons.To aim for this higti target at a time of national austerity when the team is at the wrong end of the table was a brave decision. This would mean that £23,000 would also be given as prizes to the lucky matchday winners.
To raise £23,000 would mean the most fund,s available for the youth team since that epic cup season of 2008/2009. That season was the exceptional one in which we played eight HOME cup matches. We played home ties againstWest Ham United and Crystal Palace in the early League Cup rounds and a home fixture against AFC Bournemouth in the Associate Members Cup. In the FA Cup during 2008/2009 we played five home ties against Leyton Orient, (in a replay), Rushden & Diamonds, Fulham, (in another replay), Southampton and West Brornwich Albion. Over £14,000 worth of 50/50 tickets were sold in those eight home ties and this is a record that may well stand for some considerable time.
However, with two home games left the target is now a tough but achievable £2,156, Rochdale and Mansfield at home are the two remaining games and it is still possible that the target will be reached, If it is achieved it will be down to the many supporters who consistently choose to support the youth team by their weekly purchase of 50/50 tickets. Well done and many thanks to all those who buy the tickets and help raise funds for the youth team.
Any chance that you can buy one extra ticket in these next two matches? If you do not normally buy one is there any possibility that you can buy one for the remaining two home games this season?
WELL done to Leanne Hawkins, top seller on the day at the Torquay United Game on 12th April.
Leanne sold both winning tickets from her station in the Clubhouse Bars, Steve Melvin from Kingswood collected a massive £990 to take the first prize and Robert Serle from Frenchay went home with a handy £100 second prize. Winning tickets were 32402 and 32428 respectively.
QUID A QUIZ
NEXT quiz Is Thursday 24th April at 7.45 with just £1 per person entry fee; maximum five in a team.
In a change to the usual format, members of the frequent winners ‘The Committee For Public Safety’ are setting the questions.
Phil Draper, the resident quizmaster, can take part this time and with ‘The Committee’ out of the equation, it represents a good chance for other teams to claim the cash awarded to the top team.
Good luck to all.