Supporters Trust Coach Travel To Chester Away

The supporters trust will be running at least one coach to the Deva Stadium for City’s blue sq bet north fixture against Chester on March 16th.

The cost will be £15, we have a 49 seater with a toilet. If there is demand we will run two coaches and have one quiet coach and one for the rowdier fans.

We will endeavour to make it cheaper for parents bringing their children where the cost is borne by one person rather than each individual family member.

Please be at Meadow Park for 10.45am so that we can get away as soon as possible.

Please will you indicate if you’d prefer to go on a quieter coach, if we have two we’ll put you on whatever your preference is.

You can book a place by emailing contact@gcsupporterstrust.co.uk or visiting the city open forum

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The Trust Discusses Stadium Plans On BBC Radio Glos – AUDIO

Matt Philips from the Gloucester City Supporters Trust Board was a guest on the BBC Radio Gloucestershire Drive Time Programme this afternoon (28th Feb) to discuss this weeks stadium news after a press release by the owner on Monday & meetings with the trust board on Tuesday & the club executives on Wednesday.

To listen to the interview click here – https://www.dropbox.com/s/qxgj4u8cv6hoxto/Tiger%20Matty.mp3

Thank You to BBC Radio Gloucestershire for giving us the chance to discuss our points on air this afternoon & to Ryan Butler for sending us the audio.

Trust Statement After Club Executive Meeting

Gloucester City Supporters Trust Statement following Executive Meeting of Gloucester City Football Club on 27th February 2013.

Following the meeting of the executive committee on Wednesday, Gloucester City Supporters Trust is pleased to have received a number of assurances from the owners of Gloucester City Football Club.

The owners commitment to building a stadium for use by the club has been reaffirmed and The Trust is pleased that there has been an agreement to consult and involve The Trust in it’s design and layout during the planning stages. The owners of the club recognised that there should be a more direct line of communication between those involved in formulating the plans and The Trust. Board members of The Trust will be in regular dialogue with the owners and may take the opportunity to attend meetings that concern plans for a new stadium where possible. We were satisfied with the direction of the owners plans in relation to bringing the club back to playing in the city of Gloucester as soon as possible and how it intends to deliver those plans.

Gloucester City Supporters Trust recognise the significant amount of money put into the club by its owners over the past 16 years. The Trust will continue to support the owners so long as communication is maintained and it’s views are taken on board.

We now call upon Gloucester City Council and local politicians to deliver on its promises to help the club get back to the city and work with the football club and the owners to achieve this. A successful football club can bring communities together and inspire a generation of sports fans in Gloucester. We also urge supporters to continue to support the club on the pitch as we look to finish the 2012/13 season in our highest league position since joing The Blue Square North.

Lee Mills
Chairman
Gloucester City Supporters Trust

Trust Statement Regarding Stadium News

GLOUCESTER City’s supporters Trust has issued a response to the story that appeared in The Citizen and http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk earlier today regarding the plans for a new community stadium on the site of meadow park being under threat.

The statement reads:

Gloucester City Supporter’s Trust are extremely disappointed to hear that plans for a new community stadium for Gloucester City Football club are on the verge of collapse.

The Trust have not been informed of this development personally by the clubs owners prior to the article in The Citizen and as a major backer we call upon the owners of the football club to release a full statement to the supporters as to why this situation has come to pass.

We would also like to seek clarification from Gloucester City Council as to their position on the matter. The Trust would like to reassure its membership that it will do everything it can to seek the necessary answers and help Gloucester City Football Club move forward.

Since day one Gloucester City Supporter’s Trust has been supportive of the club’s efforts to return to the City and have been patient in regards to the time that process has taken to develop and trusted the owners with the information we have been supplied.

Over the past few years, the supporters of the club have been repeatedly told that a return to land at the Meadow Park site, raised and defended by a series of flood defence measures, was the only option viable.

The latest developments cause concern that if these plans are not workable then where does the club go from here?

We are also concerned with the length of time the planning process has taken as extension after extension to the current ground sharing agreement with Cheltenham Town has been signed along with previous tenancies at Forest Green Rovers and Cirencester Town.

Since its inception The Trust has raised almost £500,000 for the football club with many of its members donating their time to the smooth running of the football club.

The supporters of Gloucester City deserve answers from the owners of the club and an indication of the owners intentions to bring the club back to its home city.

Gloucester City Supporters Trust, as one of the club’s main backers and sponsors, will continue to pursue these requests until they are met.

The Trust will hold a meeting to discuss a way forward and is seeking advice from the Supporters Direct organisation. Representatives from The Trust will also be present at the meeting of the football club on Wednesday.

Lee Mills

Chairman

Gloucester City AFC Supporters Trust

The Annual Supporters Summit 2013

AS Members of Supporters Direct we have been invited to & asked to see if any members of the GC Supporters Trust  would like to attend the annual Supporters Direct & Football Supporters’ Federation Joint Supporters Summit at The FA’s National Football Developments Centre, St. George’s Park, in Burton On 22nd & 23rd June 2013.

The event is an annual event and welcomes fans from around Britain including delegates representing supporters’s trust and groups from the UK & Europe.

The full programme for the day is being finalised and will include high profile figures from football, sport, media & politics.

The event hosts workshops from many footballing authorities & organisations & is a fantastic event to find out more about football, supporters trusts, how supporters & trusts can help football clubs & other topics such as football finance, racism etc… with high profile guests and more. In the surrounding of the impressive FA National Football Centre, St. Georges Park in Burton.

Representatives from the Gloucester City Supporters Trust Board will be attending this event, and the trust has recently re-newed its membership to Supporters Direct for another 12 months.

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