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RRFC Supporter-Director: Nominations Sought

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Raith-Rovers-Badge3Nominations for the position of Supporter-nominated Director are now being sought.

The role, which sees the successful candidate appointed to the board of the football club’s holding company, New Raith Rovers, may also lead to the person being appointed to the board of the football club. The position exists because of the ongoing collective investment that fans make through their supporters’ organisations.

The current Supporter–Director, David Wann, is stepping down from the role and not standing for re–election.

Nominations are sought from Raith Rovers supporters interested in fulfilling the role.

To carry out this role, candidates must be current adult members of any of the Raith Forum groups (Jim McMillan Club, 200 Club, Supporters Club, Rovers Down South and Raith Trust) OR a Raith Rovers FC season ticket holder (adults and Senior Citizens only).

After a consultation of Raith Rovers supporters in 2015 it was agreed that the criteria for both eligibility to stand as a candidate and vote in any election be extended to Raith Rovers adult season ticket holders as well as members of Raith Forum groups.

Nomination forms and details on the duties and responsibilities of the role can be requested by emailing:

secretary@raithtrust.org.uk

Nominations, seconded by two members of Raith Forum groups (Jim McMillan Club, 200 Club, Supporters Club, Rovers Down South and Raith Trust) OR a Raith Rovers FC season ticket holder (adults and Senior Citizens only), should be received no later than Sunday 7th February 2016.

In the event of more than one nomination being received an election will take place between Monday 8th February and Friday 26th February 2016.

Scottish Football Partnership announces support for Raith Rovers Community Foundation

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The Scottish Football Partnership today announced its support for the Raith Rovers Community Foundation. The initiatives it will support include:

  • a partnership with local schools to offer primary school children the opportunity to access football coaching and fun football in a safe and structured environment
  • the “Kick-Off” Health Initiative, which will encourage people from 20-50 to get fit and learn about general well-being and healthy eating
  • a keep fit class for young, isolated parents in partnership with local Health Visitors and Fife Council’s Community Learning and Development service
  • a joint project with local High School and Fife Council to deliver a programme for students in S2 and S3 to help improve their self-confidence and communication skills

DSC_0144Over the years, many people have asked what it means to be a “community football club”, and there is no better demonstration of what this means than these projects. Raith Rovers doesn’t merely exist within the local community, it plays an active role in improving people’s lives in this community.

More information on these initiatives can be found at http://www.thescottishfootballpartnership.com/sfp-community-initiative-raith-rovers-community-foundation/

Raith Rovers to become a Living Wage Employer

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Raith Rovers have today announced that they are to pay all of their non-footballing staff at least the Living Wage. We at the Raith Supporters Trust would like to publicly commend them on this move.

http://www.raithrovers.net/20354/rovers-to-pay-the-living-wage.htm

Raith Rovers Supporters Director – Consultation

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The initial investment of Raith Rovers supporters at the time of the Reclaim the Rovers takeover, and the continuing investment of supporters through the Trust entitle us to elect a representative to the board of New Raith Rovers Ltd. We have had four representatives – Ali More, Alex Condie, Tom Phillips, and the current Supporters Director Dave Wann. Until now, the selection and election of our representative has been done by the members of the supporters’ groups who constitute the Raith Forum (Supporters Club, Trust, 200 Club, McMillan Club and Rovers Down South) – only their members are eligible to stand for election or to vote in an election.

Two years ago, we received a number of questions and comments about the election process and eligibility criteria. We committed then to reviewing the process and inviting suggestions for how the process could be enhanced. The existing process was designed to ensure that the following principles were met:

  • Ensuring that every candidate and every voter is a genuine Raith Rovers supporter
  • Maximising the number of votes cast by eligible voters by ensuring the process is open, transparent and accessible
  • Minimising the cost and administrative burden of the process.

This survey invites you to give us your thoughts and suggestions as to how we can improve the election of the Raith Rovers Supporters Director, in particular how to expand the electorate whilst maintaining the integrity of the process. It involves a series of tick box questions and also provides a chance to provide more detailed feedback. Please feel free to write as much or as little as you want! Your views are very important to us and will help shape the process in the future. This survey will remain open until 31st May. All responses are completely confidential so please feel free to be completely open and honest.

Click here to participate in the consultation.

Raith Rovers FC – General Meeting, 12th February 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

The Fife Free Press published an excellent article summarising the recent General Meeting at Starks Park. For those who couldn’t make it, here is some more detail on the information presented by the club to those present.
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Ramsdens Cup Final Tickets

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The club has now announced ticketing arrangements for the Ramsdens Cup Final on April 6th. We are delighted to have secured an allocation of tickets for Raith Supporters Trust members to ensure that no Trust member misses out on this important match. We would ask any member who requires a ticket for this match to contact us no later than February 26th at chairman@raithtrust.org.uk

Tickets will then be made available for collection at the Falkirk match on Saturday 1st March from the Supporters Trust table in the South Stand. (We will seek to make alternative arrangements directly with any members who live away from Kirkcaldy)

Due to the limited allocation the club has received we regret that we can only offer one ticket per Trust member.

SUPPORTERS TRUST HELPS OUT CLUB SHOP

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The Raith Supporters Trust was recently approached by the Supporters Club to help provide working capital to enable them to purchase additional stock. The lack of working capital and subsequent lack of stock in the Club Shop had arisen due to a situation out – with the control of the Supporters Club.

We believe the Supporters Club perform a very important function in runningthe club shop on behalf of the football club and therefore the Board of Raith Rovers Supporters Trust unanimously agreed to provide a loan of £1,000 to assist them in purchasing stock for the current season.  This loan was provided from funds we had earmarked for investment in the football club later in the season.

The intention is that this investment will assist the Supporters Club in generating enough profit to both repay our initial investment and, over time, establish their own working capital. We will be receiving regular updates from the Supporters Club on the impact of our investment.

We believe that this decision reinforces the positive cooperation between the fan groups at Raith Rovers and will ultimately generate additional income for the Football club. If any members have any questions or comments about this investment then please just get in touch with us through the website, Facebook page or on chairman@raithtrust.org.uk

We would encourage all Trust members to support this initiative by purchasing the exciting new stock that will soon arrive in the Club Shop!

Wann more term for Raith Supporters Director

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Dave Wann has won the election to choose a Supporters Director for Raith Rovers. Dave, the current Supporters Director, was elected with almost two-thirds of the votes from Rovers fans (64.1%). He will now continue in the role he has held for the last two and a half years.

Reacting to the news Dave Wann said “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to continue as Supporters Director. I would like to thank Allan Traynor for standing and it was clear throughout the process that we both have the interest of Raith Rovers at heart. The role of Supporters Director was hard earned by fans and it is important that we never take it for granted. I will be informing the Board that they have to put up with me for another two years and look forward to preparing for the new season.”

Defeated candidate Allan Traynor, who received 35.2% of the vote, said “This election has given the Raith Forum the opportunity to affirm their confidence in Dave as their representative on the board, and I wish him continued success in the role. Hopefully the election process has engaged the fans and made them feel involved, and Dave will continue to involve the fans in the running of the club.”

Alan Russell, Chair of Raith Supporters Trust said “I would like to congratulate Dave on his election as Supporters Director and thank Allan for being such a strong candidate. This was an incredibly well fought election and it was great to see two candidates who care passionately about the future of Raith Rovers. This is an uncertain time for Scottish football and it is important we all work together to ensure that fans continue to have a voice at Starks Park and Raith Rovers has a strong future as a community club living within its means.”

FINAL RESULT – DAVE WANN 64.1%, ALLAN TRAYNOR 35.2%, ABSTENSIONS 0.7%

Deadline extended for Supporters Director vote

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The deadline for voting for the new Supporters Director at Starks Park has been extended to Friday 31 May. This allows fans more time to get their vote in for who they want to represent them on the RRFC Board.

The two candidates are Allan Traynor and Dave Wann.

Short video highlights of the recent hustings are now available on the official site http://www.raithrovers.net/9066/hustings-highlights.htm with the full audio still available below

Recording of Supporters Director Hustings now available

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The hustings for the election of the RRFC supporters director was held tonight in the Raith Suite. There was a good discussion and it is clear we have two excellent candidates for the post.

The full recording of the session is available here:

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The audio starts with candidate Allan Traynor thanking fellow candidate Dave Wann for performing the role of Supporters Director for the last two and a half years.

The session is chaired by Steven Lawther from the Raith Supporters Trust and there is also some input near the end of the session from John Mainland, one of the returning officers for the election in relation to a specific question about election proceedings.

Thanks to all who came along and submitted questions.

The session was also video recorded and edited highlights should be available on the Official RRFC website over the next few days.