Archive for March, 2012

Raith Supporters Trust AGM, 24th November 2011

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Venue: Raith Suite, Starks Park, Kirkcaldy

Trust Board Meeting, 12th March 2012

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Venue: Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Present: Alan Russell (AR), John Mainland (JM), James Proctor (JP) and Steven Lawther (SL)
by invitation Steve Wallace, Niall Russell and Blair White

Apologies: Graeme Condie (GC) & Tam Cunningham (TC)

Pleased to welcome two new members on Board

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Raith Supporters Trust has appointed two new Board members as we gear up for the next few years.  Rover’s fans Steve Wallace and Niall Russell are the new recruits while Blair White has stepped down after his second spell on the Raith Supporters Trust Board.

Niall and Steve have both been supporting the Rovers since the eighties so it is great to have another two real Rovers diehards on the Board of the Supporters Trust. Niall works as a Freelance IT Training Consultant and is involved in the running of the official Raith Rovers website, while Steve works as a buyer for a large supermarket chain and is a veteran of the Rover’s European adventure to the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Munich.

We’d like to thank Blair White for the effort he has put in over the last few years. Blair has done a tremendous job on the membership side of things and leaves us in a strong position with membership numbers up from four years ago. The more fans that join the Trust the stronger voice we have in influencing the direction of the club.

We will be announcing a few new initiatives from the Trust in the coming weeks so look out for the announcements. If you want to get involved in helping out the Supporters Trust in any way then please just get in touch.

The Fans’ Plan for the Future of Scottish Football

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Supporters Direct Scotland, the voice of football supporters’ trusts in Scotland, today publishes The Fans’ Plan – key recommendations to shape the future of Scottish league football based on the results of supporters’ surveys over the past two years and a detailed analysis of the issues facing the game.

The Fans’ Plan calls for:

  • greater competition within Scottish league football structures
  • equal funding for each team in a league
  • support for clubs by central league management to increase the average attendance over a season of 20% by 2016, and achieve an average stadium capacity utilisation of 65% within 10 years
  • two leagues of 16 teams, and a qualifying league of 10
  • re-introducing the League Cup, with a mini-league qualifying format structured on a geographical basis with four teams in each group
  • improved training and professional development for all players including greater use of Modern Apprenticeships and post-career planning
  • the establishment and implementation of a strong club licensing scheme

Read the full article on the Supporters Direct website

Sportsman’s Brunch

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The Backroom Boys at Stark’s Park are holding their 4th Sportsmans Brunch on Sunday 11th March, 1pm at the Gilvenbank Hotel, Glenrothes.

Guest Speakers include Paul Reid and Les Peters, and kit manager Brian Marr welcomes all members of the Raith Rovers family along to join in the fun and to help fundraise for the Backroom Boys.

Tickets are £25 (which includes a 3 course meal) and can be purchased from the office by coming and paying the money/cheque or calling Laura Jarvis on 01592 263514 to book the place.