Friends of Clevedon Town AFC are made up of a group of people who decided that they wanted to help out the Football Club by raising money for the benefit of the players of Clevedon Town AFC.
There are two ways in which the money is raised, firstly, each member who signs up to join the group agrees to pay, by Standing Order, each month a fixed amount in to a Bank Account set up in the group name. Currently the minimum amount set for the monthly payment is £10, with no upper limit. Secondly the group run several fund raising events over the season and during the closed season where any money raised will go in to the account. Events include Race Nights and Quiz Nights.
Friends of Clevedon Town also run weekly Walking Football sessions at The Hand Stadium. Walking Football sessions are held every Thursday morning 10:30 am - 11:30 am and Friday evenings 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The sessions take place on the 3G pitch, so no metal studs are allowed. The cost is £3 per session. Whilst open to all ages, walking football is particularly suited to those more mature people who would otherwise struggle to play football at normal pace. The sessions are proving more and more popular and are raising in excess of £200 every month.
The group is run by an elected Committee consisting of a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer (who are the Management Committee) plus a minimum of two other members all elected at an Annual General Meeting.
Money raised will be used at the discretion of the Committee for the sole benefit of the players, e.g. If the manager feels that he needs training equipment to help the players in their match preparation, he will put his case to the Committee who will either make a decision or, if need be, call a full meeting to discuss the request (this will depend on the amount of money involved).
The Friends of Clevedon Town AFC are completely independent of the football club as far as finances are concerned and are therefore controlling their own funds.
The organisation has a set of rules to govern itself and anyone who joins the group will be given a copy of the rules so that everyone is aware of how things work. Anyone can join the group, all you need to do is contact one of the Committee Members who will be able to give you a Membership Form and details of how to set up your standing order.
If you feel you would like to join the group or would like more information, please talk to one of the Committee Members, Sandor Haasz (Chairman), Tony Merrett (Secretary), Dave Wright (Treasurer), Sam Hibbs or Roy Brereton or e-mail here for more information.