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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BIDFEST - THIS FRIDAY

Join us for a celebration party to toast the success of the Big Bath City Bid and the future of Bath City FC as a community-owned club!Featuring live bands and artists:

Ruby Donadel - local singer-songwriter who'll capture the early evening mood

The Lone Sharks - the South West's pop-punk kings, mix energy and intelligent melodies creating grown-up songs for all ages. See more

The Zines - high energy, dance floor filling 90’s Indie and classic rock songs. Think Green Day, Kings of Leon, The Killers and Blur. You get the picture. See more

And the Grand Finale - "Go Bath City Go"!

Festival food available including:1/4 lb 100% westcountry beef burgertopped with cheese, pickles, slaw and our own BBQ sauce in a corn bread bap.

Pulled pork bap, smoked and roasted for 8 hours, smothered in our own Bourbon and secret spice mix BBQ sauce, cheese, pickles and slaw.

Chicken and chorizo Jambalaya. This is a dish packed with all the flavour, colour and heat of Louisiana finished with a red onion, tomato, lime and coriander salad.

Falafel, hummus and tzatziki flatbread bulging with freshly chopped slaw.

Plus a selection of salads and sauces any dish available with any combination.

PLUS - Fully stocked bar!Friday 9th June 2017, 7.30pm – midnight

At Charlie’s and Randall’s bars, Bath City FC, Twerton Park

Tickets Available online - here

Commercial Plan 2017/18: Update & Workshop Session

We're looking for people with business and commercial experience to help make Bath City FC stronger off the pitch.

At 7pm on Tuesday 13 June, we'll be holding an open session at Twerton Park in which we will present our 2017/18 business plan, including detailed breakdowns of revenue targets for different income streams.

If you have relevant experience in helping businesses set goals and hit targets, we would greatly value your input and support. Our aim is to make the best possible use of the talents, skills and networks of our members, supporters and well-wishers, with the goal of making Bath City FC financially sustainable.

If you plan to attend, we'll be grateful if you can let us know at volunteerbathcity@gmail.com.

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

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - SAVE AN EXTRA 5% WITH OUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

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 https://bathcityfcshop.com/collections/match-ticket-bundles/products/season-ticket-2016-17-adult

Senior: £161 (65+) - SAVE £49 - Buy now https://bathcityfcshop.com/collections/match-ticket-bundles/products/season-ticket-2017-18-senior

Student / U18: £144 (U18 on 31st August 2017) - SAVE £33 - Buy now https://bathcityfcshop.com/collections/match-ticket-bundles/products/season-ticket-2017-18-student-under-18

U16: £19 (U16 on 31st August 2017) - SAVE £23 - Buy now https://bathcityfcshop.com/collections/match-ticket-bundles/products/season-ticket-2017-18-under-16

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.

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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: http://www.bathcitysociety.org/volunteer-for-bath-city.html

If this is a role that you would like to apply for please email: volunteerbathcity@gmail.com

Society AGM: call for nominations and motions closes Friday 2 June

This is a final reminder that all nominations for election to the Society Board (aka the Society Committee) and all motions for the 2017 Society AGM must be received by 11.59pm on Friday 2 June.

Any member can put themselves forward as a candidate for the Society Board by filling out a nomination form and, ideally, submitting a colour photograph. The nomination form can be downloaded from the home page of www.bathcitysociety.org. Please submit the form and photograph to bathcitysocietycommittee@gmail.com.

We strongly encourage all members with time and skills to consider putting themselves forward. Serving as a Society board member is an excellent opportunity to have real input into the club's future development, and to make sure that we move forward as a democratic club with strong supporter and community involvement.

Forms for submitting motions for the AGM to consider can also be found at www.bathcitysociety.org, and should also be sent to bathcitysocietycommittee@gmail.com.

The AGM itself will take place on Tuesday 20 June - we look forward to welcoming you to Twerton Park.

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 bathcitysupporterscommittee@gmail.com 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.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

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!