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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Members Meeting: Open Discussion on future of Twerton Park pitch - Thurs 22nd March 2018

Dear Bath City Supporters' Society Members

You are cordially invited to attend an open meeting to discuss the future of the playing surface at Twerton Park. We need to make a decision in the near future about whether to retain a grass playing surface or replace it with an artificial surface (FIFA Quality Pro).

This is a chance for all to air the relative merits of each so that the members can make an informed decision when we take this to a vote at the subsequent EGM. The date of the EGM is yet to be set and will be dependent of any outstanding matters arising from this discussion.

When; 7.30pm Thursday 22nd March

Where: Twerton Park, BA2 1DB

The Club Board commissioned a Feasibility Study on the subject which studied the issue extensively and reached conclusion that we should convert the pitch to an artificial surface. This is therefore the Board's recommendation (subject to the caveats within the document). You can view the Feasibility Study by following this link along with documents referenced, a FAQ document and a document authored by two Society members which makes the case for grass.


Please also RSVP to help us get a sense of the attendance we can anticipate.

Bath City FC - Sponsoring Team Travel - An Opportunity

Bath City Supporters' Society has committed to raising the ~£15Kpa to sponsor the team coach to away matches for the season. Whilst we have a cunning plan for season 18/19, we have a number of initiatives which we are running this season to reach our target. These include:

  • Events (watch this space)
  • Sponsorship - by local (travel) companies. Let us know if you are one or know any suitable candidates
  • Donations
We would like to offer you the opportunity to make a donation to this worthy and necessary cause.

Please click on the Supporters' Society Local Giving page to donate.

Or send donations by cheque to:

FAO BC Supporter’s Society (Travel Funding), Twerton Park, Twerton, Bath, BA2 1DB

Bath City - Working with the Community of Bath - An Opportunity

Have you ever wondered or have you heardpeople say, “Why aren't the Club doing [insert thing here] now that they're all'Community-focused'?”. Well you couldhelp make ‘that thing’ happen.

There are opportunities for you to support and initiate Community initiatives that SallyHarris (Director) is managing. We are offering you a chance to help put the club at the heart of the Bath community. If you are community-minded and / or have experience of organising events / projects / social fundraising or the ability to develop ideas into reality you should seriously consider this. Equally, you might have links within local organisations and could help us develop these connections for the benefit of all. We need people to volunteer to own and have direct involvement (as parents or participants, in your school or club or society. Is this you?

We have already successfully collaborated with Kick It Out, Woman at the Game, Time Bank Plus, Age UK BANES, Bath Welcomes Refugees, Bath Amnesty, Autism Unseen, B&NES Council and BEMS+, and are developing a social impact strategy to guide our work in the coming years. The key pillars of our draft strategy are health and wellbeing, education and employment, social inclusion and, running through all of this, sports participation.

If you are interested or if you would like to discuss this please contact us:

Bath City FC Supporters' Society sponsoring Bath City v Whitehawk on 17th Feb

Bath City Supporters' Society are proud to sponsor Bath City's upcoming home game v Whitehawk at Twerton Park (BA2 1DB) on Feb 17th.

If you are a fully paid up member of the Society you are invited to enter a ballot to enjoy the afternoon as a sponsor with free entry to the game and a buffet at half time in one of the Twerton Park hospitality rooms.

Please send an email with the words "WHITEHAWK BALLOT" in the subject line to:

or Tweet


or by Post

FAO BC Supporters' Society, Twerton Park, Twerton, Bath, BA2 1DB

Entries to arrive before 5pm Weds 14th Feb

November Fire and Brew Award goes to Ken Norris

The Supporters' Society is delighted to award the November Fire & Brew Award to Ken Norris. Ken has been invaluable in his voluntary help around the Club, helping make improvements to the toilets, the external appearance of the dressing rooms and numerous electrical jobs. It is not unusual to see Ken spending an 8-hour day helping at the club.

Ken's followed City since the 1940's and counts days of Bert Head, Malcolm Allison and Charlie Fleming among his highlights. But he's just as keen as ever and looking forward to seeing the team progress under Jerry.

Ken receives vouchers courtesy of Fire and Brew. We thank them for their support of this award which recognises the contribution of volunteers and fans to the Club.

The photograph shows Ken receiving his award from Cheryl Bradley.

Bath City Supporters' Society appoints David James, to the Bath City board

David James, CEO of Bath Tourism Plus Limited*, has been appointed by the Bath City Society as a director on the the board at Bath City Football Club. David will focus focus on Food, Beverage and Hospitality areas. Also, he will offer significant marketing and tourism experience to the community-owned club. David’s role as director will be on a voluntary basis.

Nick Blofeld, Chairman at Bath City FC, commented on the appointment, “David is a great addition to the club, and will be a prominent ambassador for us around the City. His skills and expertise in sports facility management and tourism will help us to keep developing our supporters and guest experience at Twerton, and help enable the club to keep growing.”

Before joining Bath Tourism Plus, David was CEO of the Peak District Tourist Board for 10 years, and performed a number of managerial roles in the sports and leisure sector, including responsibility for all catering and ‘front of house’ services at Sheffield International Venues and Nottingham Arena and the National Ice Centre.

David James said, “Bath City is a club with huge potential. Already it has real momentum and I’m excited about playing a part in helping both the club and the local community to thrive. My son, Ben, was at the Bath City Academy last season, and I’ve always enjoyed my trips to Twerton Park.

“Football is the beautiful game, and something I feel passionate about, so I want to put something back into it.”

David’s appointment was made by the Bath City Supporters Society, and brings the Board up to its full nine-member strength.

*Bath Tourism Plus Limited is the trading name for VisitBath and is the Destination Marketing Organisation for the UNESCO designated World Heritage site of the city of Bath, as well as for the surrounding areas, towns and villages.

Komedia Bath Needs You! Act now (Deadline 10pm Weds 13th Dec 2017)

Inspired by the innovative idea of community ownership embraced by both Bath City and The Bell, Komedia Bath is in the process of converting to a Community Benefit Society in order to secure a vibrant and sustainable community-centric future for the historic Westgate Street venue.

A long-time supporter of Bath City, Komedia is looking to raise a minimum of £350,000 via their Crowdfunder campaign which will run until Wednesday 13th December. They have already exceeded £100k and have garnered support from the world of comedy and music, as well as local businesses and lots of individuals who care passionately about the initiative.

Since 2009, 750,000 performers & punters have passed through Komedia Bath’s doors. If just 1% of these people donated £25 to the Community Ownership bid, the venue would hit its target in a matter of days and be able to get on with keeping you all laughing & dancing for many years to come – it really is that simple! Whether you’re a performer, gig-goer, comedy connoisseur, or you just like to downright funky on a Saturday night, you are part of the community that Komedia Bath’s future now depends on.

The venue is accepting investments of £250 upwards, which will entitle the investor to co-ownership of the business, tax benefits, a 3% ROI and a whole host of other tailored benefits and goodies. Donations of lower than £250 are also received with thanks in the form of a membership discount card, special offers and a Komedia goody bag!

Please invest or donate here: and don’t forget to spread the word!

Volunteer Role of the Week – Groundskeeper Assistants 01 Dec 2017

Andrew Pierce could do with some help tending to our beautiful grass pitch. Help is needed before matches (from 2pm), at half-time and after the match (till 6pm) replacing divots after the warm-ups, match etc, as well as on Sunday mornings after matches.

The amount of work this involves is purely down to weather conditions. Ideally it would be two people of reasonable fitness who are prepared to be out in all weathers. Also ideally it would be the same people to provide consistency. A potential advantage to any volunteer is that if they were looking to do groundwork as a career it would be useful experience of putting on a game, and look good on a CV.

Contact us at

Southern League Championship Anniversary Dinner 9/March/2018

***Updated confirmed attendees (9/12) – Peter Higgins and Chris Holland***

We will be holding a special celebration event at Twerton Park on Friday 9th March to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bath City’s 1977/78 Southern League Championship win along with 100 seasons of City’s participation in the FA Cup. We’re in the process of inviting players from the Championship side as well as notable players from our great FA Cup runs. Already Paul Gover, Colin Tavener, Martin Wheeler, Peter Rogers, Richard Bourne, Martyn Rogers, Micky Burns and Nigel Ryan (Micky & Ryan will be on the same table) from the Championship side of 77/78 have confirmed they will be attending, as well as Paul Bodin, Dave Payne, Paul Randall, John Freegard, Dave Mogg, Adie Mings, Ian Hedges, Keith Brown, Jerry Gill and Jim Rollo from the FA Cup years. We are in the process of adding a couple more names to this list.

The format of the evening will be similar to the successful Legends Evening that was held in April 2015 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Club, when former players hosted a table each and took to the stage to recount memories of the their favourite matches and incidents.

Tickets are just £35 each, with the opportunity to sit on your favourite player’s table, enjoy a two-course meal with coffee and mints, entertainment by Wayne The Weird (a comedian/magician) and the chance to mingle and chat with the players… and more.

Cannon Clarke have kindly agreed to sponsor the tickets for the evening and Bath Ales are sponsoring the evening.

A table with Colin Tavener and Paul Gover has already been sold so hurry to avoid disappointment and secure your place on the table with your favourite player from the list above.

Please see Bob Chester, email or phone on 07786 092836 to reserve your places and for further information.

CONFIRMED DATE of IGM / Q&A Meeting - Tues 16th Jan 2018

Dear Member

The Bath City Society Committee can confirm that the IGM has been (re)scheduled for Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 starting at 7.30pm in Randalls Bar at Twerton Park.

If you are unable to attend this meeting but have a question that you would like answered by the committee at this event please email it to

We look forward to welcoming you on the evening

Kind regards

Bath City Society Committee
16 Jan 2018 at 7:30pm
until 16 Jan 2018 at 9:30pm
Twerton Park