Archive for November, 2010

News Round-up from Supporters Direct – 26/11/10

Friday, November 26th, 2010

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New Supporters Director

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

David Wann (right) has been announced as the new Supporters Director for Raith Rovers.  The role of the Supporters Director is to help make sure the voice of fans is heard in the Starks Park boardroom and help with the overall running of the club. He replaces the current Supporters Director Tom Phillips (left) after he completed his successful two year spell on the Board.

David was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council and brings with him wide experience of working with Government, Academics and the business community. He said “I have been a Raith supporter for 50 years attending most home and away matches during the good times and the bad. I regard this role as a privilege and am looking forward to committing myself to carrying out the responsibilities of the Supporters Director”.

Supporters Trust Chairman Alan Russell welcomed the news. He said “David has been a Supporters Trust member since we first started and it is good for the Trust and the whole football club that we have someone both with his experience and who passionately believes in fans having a greater say in how the club is run”. He also paid tribute to David’s predecessor Tom Phillips. “Tom has put in an incredible effort the last two years. The role of Supporters Director isn’t an easy one but he has done a fantastic job”.

Winning the 2018 World Cup bid must not have a hidden cost

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

An excellent article by goalkeeper David James on England’s world cup bid. If only there were more with his level of insight in football.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2010/nov/21/2018-world-cup-bid-england

Trust Board Meeting, 25th October 2010

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Venue: Novar Bar, Kirkcaldy

Present: James Proctor (JP), Blair White (BW), Steven Lawther (SL), John Mainland (JM), Alan Russell (AR), Graeme Condie (GC), Tam Cunningham (TC) & Tom Phillips (TP).
Apologies: None
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News Round-up from Supporters Direct – 22/11/10

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Supporters Direct will be issuing a weekly news round-up for the next 4 weeks as a trial. This will include news stories, opinion articles and blog posts discussing some of the issues which have made headlines in the last seven days which they think should interest members of supporters trusts. Check out the articles below, and let us know your feedback which I’ll pass on to Supporters Direct at the end of the trial.
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Raith Supporters Trust AGM

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

All members should have received notification by post or email regarding our AGM, which takes place this Thursday (25th November) at 7pm in the Raith Suite at Starks Park. This AGM will present the 2009/10 Trust accounts for your review.

The formal business of the AGM will commence at 7pm, with the following agenda:
• Introductions
• Treasurer’s report, and Independent Examiner’s Report
• Membership statement
• Election of Trust Board
• AOB

We hope to see as many of you as possible on the 25th.