Bath City Supporters Society

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About Bath City Supporters Society

Bath City Supporters Society works with Bath City FC and in the community, providing an independent voice for City fans.

The Society is a membership-driven organisation that exists to represent the views and concerns of our member supporters.

It originally formed in 2003 to enable dedicated supporters of Bath City to acquire substantial community ownership of the club.

We are now the single largest shareholder in Bath City FC, and so will have a key role to play in deciding the club’s future.

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Bath City Football Club Completes Transition to Community Ownership

Just under two years after fans launched the Big Bath City Bid to raise funds to buy the city’s football club, this week the Supporters Society at last became the club’s majority shareholder and a new board has been installed subject to formal League ratification.

Having raised over £350,000 in the autumn and following extensive legal process, the Society has bought £300,000 of new shares issued by the Club, lent a further £50,000 and opened a new line of credit for working capital to underwrite operations for the next three-five years. A new board has been formed, headed up as Chairman by Nick Blofeld, former CEO at Bath Rugby, with Paul Williams remaining from the previous board as Football Chairman. The Society’s six members of a nine-person board include the addition of new blood in the form of Sally Harris as Community Director, Martin Powell as Supporter Liaison Officer and Jon Bickley in the role of Sales & Marketing Director. Shane Morgan as Director of Operations continues as incumbent Society representative, while John Reynolds and Andrew Pierce continue from the previous board, providing continuity of knowledge and experience at the helm. One Society position is still to be filled as former appointee Nick Thompson has recently moved away from the area.

As well as clearing debts to a number of individuals, the financial restructure sees all remaining debt re-scheduled on five-years, interest-free terms, giving the club a stable platform to begin its turnaround plan. A key foundation of the plan is a redevelopment on the site of the main stand andhalf the car park, that will provide a new grandstand and property to realise sufficient funds to clear all remaining debts as well as providing ongoing income streams. The club is actively working on this project and will be consulting in due course on the redevelopment.

Following the success of the fund-raising in the autumn, the new structure has already been running in parallel with the previous board, notching up a number of developments including:

· The appointment of full-time General Manager, Carole Banwell, to drive new revenues and oversee day-to-day running at the Club

· Launch of an online shop for merchandise, event and ticket sales

· The success of a new Family Day leading to a second 1000+ crowd in the season for the first time in five years

· Launch of a new Community Working Group to engage with and embrace local community groups and charities

· Launch of new Bath City FC Sponsors Club

· Appointment of Volunteer and Partnerships Officer, Heather Thomas

Commenting on the completion of the deal, Chairman Nick Blofeld offered:

“We’re delighted that after over two years of hard work, fund-raising and negotiation we’ve completed this refinancing and that the people of Bath and wider community now hold a majority stake in Bath City Football Club. With a firm financial footing and citywide engagement, we’re already seeing a burst of creative energy that is invigorating the club. The possibilities are huge for this football club at the heart of our community and we’re excited to get things moving.”

Paul Williams, Chairman of Football, added:

“I’m really pleased to reach this stage of the process that gives usthe stability to plan for success on the pitch, while new resources and finance enable us to build the business off the pitch and make it sustainable for the long run. One of the most tangible things fans can see is that we’ve approved an enhanced playing budget for next season that will enable Manager Gary Owers to plan and recruit for a serious tilt at promotion.”

Martin Powell, Chairman of the Supporters Society and the Club’s new Supporters Liaison Officer, concluded:

“We are absolutely thrilled to see this dream become a reality. The Big Bath City Bid has finally delivered a community owned club that enables fans to elect directors and to take hands-on roles in the day-to-day and strategic running of the club. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

On 9th June the club will celebrate this momentous event with “Bidfest”, a party to celebrate the success of the bid and to toast the future of Bath City FC as a community-owned club.

Season Tickets on sale now - Save up to £64!

Be part of the new era at Bath City as our Community-Owned Club gears up for a promotion push in the 2017/18 season, by buying a season ticket.

Get four matches FREE and support your club with your commitment to the team. It's just £20 compared with the 21 match ticket price of £42 - Save £22


PLUS Extra Benefits

As part of our move to community ownership we want you to get more out of the club and your season ticket commitment. Buy now and get the following extra benefits:

  • £5 Bath City FC Shop Gift Voucher
  • Three FREE drinks in the club bars (soft drink)
We can't wait for the new season to start as Gary Owers leads our team into the Nation League South Challenge.

Discounted prices are as follows:

Adult: £209 - SAVE £64 - Buy now

Senior: £161 (65+) - SAVE £49 - Buy now

Student / U18: £144 (U18 on 31st August 2017) - SAVE £33 - Buy now

U16: £19 (U16 on 31st August 2017) - SAVE £23 - Buy now

Join us and be with the team for every kick, every goal and every victory!

Family Day at Bath City - Sat 25th March

It's our Family Day this Saturday 25th March, home to Wealdstone. Bring the kids for fun from 1pm:

Footie inflatables - beat the goalie and speed camera!

Free football clapper to make some noise - sponsored by Snapdragons

Air Cadet Marching band to open proceedings

Half-tine Bath City Youth Under-9s match on the pitch

Bargain family ticket - £20 for four

City are in flying form with three wins and ten goals scored in the last four matches, so it's a great time to bring youngsters along to enjoy an afternoon at the football.

Pre-order your Family Ticket just £20 for two adults and two children, or buy from the ticket office.…/family-day-bath-city-v…

We look forward to seeing you!

Volunteer Communications Manager

The Club are looking to recruit a Volunteer Communications Manager.

Please visit here for the job description:

If this is a role that you would like to apply for please email:

SAVE THE DATE - Society AGM - 20th June

A date for your diaries - we have confirmed the date of our AGM as the 20th of June. Notices will be sent out 8 weeks prior to this date.

Just to avoid any confusion, please note that the football club’s AGM on the 28th March 2017 is for “existing” shareholders only, ie those who owned shares in the football club itself before the Bid NOT community shareholders who do not hold shares in BCFC.

Remember, technically speaking, Bid-purchased shares are shares in the Supporters Society, not the football club. The Society is the club’s largest shareholder.

If you’re not sure, or require further clarification, please let us know!

REMINDER: Q&A Evening - 4th April, Charlie's, Twerton Park

A Q & A evening will be held on Tuesday 4th April 7:30pm in Charlie's at Twerton Park.

This will be an opportunity for you to have any of your questions answered on all number of topics related to the club in this period of change as we move to a Community Owned Club.

To help ensure that we are able to have all the relevant information in the evening it is requested that questions are sent prior to the committee on prior to Tuesdays meeting.

We are looking into the possibility of recording the evening for sharing on our social media platforms post event for any member unable to make the event.

The bar will be open and we look forward to welcoming you.

Also, it would be helpful if you could notify us in advance if you wish to attend the meeting so that we can organise seating arrangements.

Supporters Society February Meeting Report

The February meeting was postponed until the 9th of March and the report can be found here.

Our next committee meeting will be held on the 30th of March.

What do you think Bath City should do next?

With Bath City FC about to become officially community-owned, here's your chance to tell the incoming board what you really want for its future.

Please take this short survey to tell the new board what's most important to you about the club and what changes you would most like to see.


The survey should take no more than 7-8 minutes to complete. It's being run by an independent researcher who will ensure that answers remain anonymous and confidential.

Your answers will guide and help the new board and general manager as they take on the challenge of revitalising the club while staying true to its spirit. Supporters will also have the chance to see the survey results.

You have the power to shape Bath City FC's future - please use it!

Community Share Certificates now available!

Community share certificates from the Big Bath City Bid are finally available for collection - thank you for your patience.

For pledgers with BA1 or BA2 postcodes, your certificates can be collected from the Club Shop from the Saturday 25 February match against Ebbsfleet until the last home match of the season. After this, they will be posted to you. (This is to save postage).

For all other pledgers, your certificates will be posted before the end of February.

If there are any problems with your certificate, please contact us on

We are working on the other Big Bath City Bid benefits including the badge and will update you on this soon.

Thank you again for supporting the Big Bath City Bid and making Bath City FC a majority community-owned club!

Bath City FC to host landmark football community ownership event

Fans' organisation Supporters Direct has chosen Twerton Park, home of Bath City FC, for a launch event of a new national network of community-owned football clubs.

The event, on Thursday 23 February, will bring together community-owned clubs from across the South West to discuss how local football can create positive social outcomes. Amongst the clubs attending will be community owned Merthyr Town who will share how their club went from being liquidated in 2010 under private ownership to being named UEFA's grassroots club of the year five years later.

James Mathie, Head of Club Development at Supporters Direct, said:

"We are delighted to be kicking off these network meetings for community owned sports clubs at Bath City. Following a tremendous campaign which won the hearts of Bath and Romans supporters it seems like the perfect place to bring together clubs at different stages of their journey. We hope the network will get clubs better connected to share ideas as well as inspire more to follow this increasingly popular path.”

The event comes as democratic members organisation Bath City Supporters Society prepares to take a majority stake in Bath City FC, having raised over £350,000 last September in a community share offer.

Nick Blofeld, chair-elect of Bath City FC, said:

"We're very heartened by the support we've received from Supporters Direct and other community-owned clubs. It's vital for us to learn from the experiences, both positive and negative, of clubs who have already been on this journey."

Since achieving the fundraising target, representatives from Bath City Supporters Society have held discussions with community-owned clubs Lewes FC, Cork City FC and FC United of Manchester, as well as attending SD Europe's fan ownership summit in Malmo, Sweden, last November.

The national network programme is funded by Power To Change, a national organisation that supports community businesses.