Who Did It?
December 14, 2015
The Bristol Rovers Supporters Club Match Day Shop is now open and operational.
Over the last few weeks a number of Bristol Rovers supporters have done a magnificent job.
This particular project is a real team effort and thanks go to many people.
The initial plans by the Bristol Rovers Supporters Club were to find a location for a new cabin.
The old BRSC cabin is no longer safe for public access and cannot be accessed by all supporters.
Ian Holtby and Toni Watola supported our wish to locate where previously Bristol Rugby had a shop.
The cabin was secured after a lengthy procurement process and was a compromise on our ambitions.
It is compact and proved challenging to fit out to achieve a balance between public space and staff space.
In the early stages, Phil Draper and Janet Wooster worked hard to clear and level the site for installation.
Throughout the entire process, Andy Thomas proved to be a sound and able source of advice and assistance.
The outside signage was designed and installed by Rod Rich and Harley Rich from Engravatec Sign Shop.
The inside shop fitting was project managed by a supporter, Tim Rose from Burnham On Sea.
Tim was assisted by two other supporters, Mike Gould from Henbury and Roger Sanders from Kingswood.
In the final stages, Tim Rose was also able to advise us about accessibility issues and the overall design.
Inside the shop Rod and Harley have created and installed some very impressive images for supporters to enjoy.
Mike Armstrong and others from M. Wilcox did an excellent job for us in terms of the electrical installation.
We have already been asked by supporters for copies of some of the images within the wall display.
As well as selling a wide range of souvenirs you can find programmes, both current and older, available within.
This new BRSC Match Day Shop is currently also being used as the Operations Base on Match Days.
You are welcome to visit the shop before and after matches.
This new cabin is much more visible and should provide a better service to our members and all supporters.
We are hoping to increase sales so that we can then provide more financial support for our football club.