|NEWEST MEMBER LOOKS INTO REDEVELOPMENT|
| WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?|
Bangor City Football Club Supporters Association Chairman Michael Ishmael, Treasurer Les Pegler and Secretary Nigel Pickavance recently met up with MP Betty Williams to try to gain some support for the proposed new stadium development and Nantporth.
It was explained to Betty that no one wants to talk about anything to do with the development. The supporters of Bangor City Football Club, the public of Bangor and its surrounding areas are no better off now than they were when the option to develop Farrar Rd came about.
We need to know if we are to get a new stadium or not, we are now four years down the line and nothing has been done. The option runs out on April the 3rd and we want to know what happens next.
The councillors keep saying that things are happening, but still we wait, the developers dont want to talk and the Football Club are legally bound not to discuss details, so what do we do?
Betty explained that she would be writting to the City Council and the developers to see if she can get answers.
Pictured is BettyWiiliams showing her support by becoming a member of the Association and receives her membership pack from Chairman Michael Ishmael. Also but not present, AM Denise Idris Jones showed her support by becoming a member.
These are just a couple of high profile people who the Association plan on gaining support from explained Secretry Nigel Pickavance
|FARRAR ROAD DEVELOPMENT|
GET TO THE COUNCIL MEETING
Despite the objections from their own Planning Officers, local politicians such as Bangor Mayor, Doug Madge, and the views of the Bangor Traders Association the planning application made by Aurora Property Ltd for the development at Llandygai was given permission by Gwynedd Couty Council.
What does this mean for the application to be made by Morbaine for the development at Farrar Road and consequently the possibility of a new ground at Natporth? Both applications include the development of cinemas, bowling alleys, food outlets and other sports and recreational facilities so as it is unlikely that both will be developed does this mean the end of development at Farrar Road and the debacle around City's future ground left in tatters.
On the 7th February at 6.00pm in the Gwynedd Council Offices, Caernarfon, Morbaine's planning application for Farrar Road will be discussed and if the appliction is not passed then say goodbye to a new ground in Nantporth. It is therefore vital that as many supporters as possible attend the meeting and show their support.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND
| LAST PUSH|
The Mayor of Bangor, Councillor Doug Madge, proudly became member 400 of the BCFCSA. The Mayor was more than happy to accept the 400th membership and congratulated the Supporters Association with reaching this great total.
The Associations target at the start of term was 500. BCFCSA are confident of reaching this total and urged all BCFC supporters to become members. This means we have one last push now towards that target so get persuading all your family and friends to join.
The Association Committee would like to thank the efforts of SA Member Mr Owen Hughes of Rhosneigr, Anglesey. Owen has persuaded over ten of his friends from the Rhosneigr area to become members of the BCFCSA. This is a great help in our efforts to find another hundred members to reach our target.
Owen is no Association activist and he has never attended a BCFCSA meeting. However he feels that he can help in the way of getting extra people to become members of the SA. This is evidence that more and more people are coming on board and getting involved in MANY different ways, Big and small.
Thank you Owen !
For an application form ring Nigel p on 07944694801 or click the link in the Navigation Panel.
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|A GREAT SUCCESS|
£1820 RAISED FROM THE BCFCSA MID-SEASON SUPER DRAW
Supporters Association Vice President, Geraint Jones, draws the winning tickets at the Regency Hotel following the Caernarfon game on New Years Day.
Geraint was assisted by Secretary Nigel Pickavance and the Association would like to acknowledge all the hard work put in by Nigel, Vicky and family in making the Draw such a spectacular success.
Thanks again to Vicky for the great spread provided on the night - battling on despite her child's illness.
Our thanks also go to those who sold and purchased the tickets and once again showed the positive benefits the Association can bring to the club.
Press Read More for a full list of winners.
|GET YOUR TICKETS IN|
Can you please return any remaining raffle tickets prior to the kick off for the game with Caernarfon.
Following the game the prizes will be drawn at the Regency Hotel. There will also be sandwiches and snacks available FREE to all BCFCSA members during the Draw as a thank you for the great support you have shown the Association through out the year by becoming members, selling ducks, buying raffles ect etc.
A big thank you to Gary and Tracy of the Regency Hotel for their continued support.
|'Family Festival of Football'|
FAMILY FESTIVAL OF FUN
The 'Family Festival of Football' initiative is a direct result of the feedback received from the recently completed WPL supporter's satisfaction survey. The survey completed by Welsh football supporters from as far a field as Germany and New Zealand launched earlier in the season identified the opportunity to attract more families, women and children to support their local football clubs.
|SPREADER JOINS UP|
|WELCOME HOME SPREADER|
Spreader is rightly considered a legend by the City fans who were lucky enough to see him play for the club. Derek Goulding joined a John Mahoney team that included Trevor Ball between the sticks, Phil Lunn and Kevin Mooney in defence, captain John Aspinall and Neville Powell in midfield with Carl Dale partnering Mark Ferguson up front.
The 1987/88 season started with a trophy when goals from Carl Dale and Derek in Macclesfield gave Bangor the Northern Premier League Challenge Shield. Carl Dale was later sold to Chester City for a sum of £15,000 by new player-manager John Aspinall who brought in Tony Livens and winger Neil Ellis and City went on to win the NPL Presidents Cup.
Sadly, but inevitably, players move on and City fans still followed his progress. Many will have followed his exploits as Manager of Burscough and their successful run in the FA Cup as well as linking up with former City strikers Tony Gray and Paul Gedman.
Nice to have you with us Derek – there will always be a welcome for you here.
|SA MEMBERS DISCUSSION FORUM|
DO YOU WANT A MEMBERS ONLY FORUM?
As a result of requests from SA members and the comments of players and officials at the club the SA is to give consideration to re-introducing it's own forum on this site.
If such a forum is set up again then this would only be available to members of the SA.
We dont wish to enter into a debate about the pros and cons about the "open" nature of other message boards and forums and the problems inherent with that format but we do have responsibility to respond to the request of members who have asked for a "SA Members Only Forum".
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|SUPER DRAW NEWS & UPDATE|
| I am pleased to announce that the Association have succeeded in their mission of getting 100 prizes for the Mid Season Super Draw and that the Mayor of Bangor has kindly agreed to make the draw of the first ten or so prizes at the Regency Hotel following our game against Caernarfon. |
Why not attend on the 1st January to see if you have won a prize or two.
This is a great opportunity to mingle with the players and have a great time.
There are still a couple of weeks left for you all to sell your allocated raffle tickets. Would you please bring any sold books to the game with Haverfordwest on Saturday and at latest before kick-off at the Caernarfon game on the 1st January.
Good luck with the selling and THANK YOU . . . . . Nigel Pickavance BCFCSA Secretary
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