Info for the Supporters Club
1. Expressions of interest have been received and the Board will discuss at
the next Board meeting the way forward.
The Company (Triman) are no longer in administration and now have regained control of the ground from the Administrator.
The Club will have to see what the plans and intentions of the owners may be. The Club hopes for a speedy resolution that allows Cables to continue to thrive and to continue playing at the ground for the foreseeable future. We are in the first instance seeking to secure an extension to our lease whilst we wait to engage further with the owners. The lease extension is the main focus presently and the Board hope to achieve this during January or February.
We have received an initial report from the Grading Inspection Team who have
highlighted a number of issues to address that include:
Fence repair and modification
Upper Stand and Seating repair
Tidying work to the ground, stairwells and Medical Room
A schedule is required and has been devised for this work but importantly assistance is required
from the supporters and volunteers to make it achievable and to complete it within the budget available. At recent volunteer days there has been an encouraging turnout which makes the tasks much easier and less of a burden for those involved. A recent volunteer effort to clear the back car park was well attended and shows what can be achieved if sufficient volunteers turn out. The car park is now a very useable clear space and a credit to the club.
We seem to have lost volunteers for a number of tasks which include but are
not limited to selling Golden Goal tickets and litter picking before and after matches. Whilst Board Members are completing this it obviously detracts from other initiatives. We need to recruit volunteers - please spread the word, and consider what you can do to help. Many hands make light work and if we get more volunteers it makes the Home games more enjoyable for those that already help out.
Geoff and Pete have repaired and upgraded the Announcer speakers which recently became faulty. This should make announcements much clearer will enhance the overall presentation of the Games.
We have a volunteer firm (M & G Guttering & Roof Repairs) at the ground this week repairing the guttering to the main stand so hopefully we will not have a reoccurrence of the waterfalls from the gutters during heavy rain.
Supporter / Crowd Control
The club are extremely fortunate to have loyal and increasing supporters who perfectly represent what the club is about.
Earlier in the season the conduct of one supporter fell below the required standard and that conduct was duly reported by the match official to the league. The Prescot Cables Board imposed a Ground Ban upon the individual - a decision taken after much consideration and taken with the interests of non-league football, the Club and the individual concerned. The Ban is subject of frequent and regular review by the Board.
With the fantastic increase in attendances at Home matches the club feels that in the interest of safety and to maintain our existing professional approach to hosting fixtures there is a requirement to recruit and deploy additional volunteer stewards. The Supporters Club are requested to assist in identifying and recruiting suitable persons.
A number of new items have been ordered (Hoodies, Polo Shirts, Hats, Snoods,
Umbrellas) - please have a look at the new stock and point people in the direction of the shop as and when you can.
We are looking to create a "Pesky" line of merchandise and presently are canvassing slogans and designs for use on merchandise.
Everyone who attended the recent function thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were very well entertained by the excellent band - the Contenders. However attendance figures at the function did not reflect the fantastic attendance figures we have been getting through the gate on matchdays. The club needs to market the club as more than just football in order that our supporters benefit from the social and community side of things that the club can also offer. Supporters are asked to consider whether a different format would be preferred. Any other ideas or initiatives regarding use of the function room should be put forward and would be positively received by the committee.
Team / Player News
Club Scouts from all over the North West have been looking at our players at recent matches, no doubt due to the excellent performances and results that the team have produced. Last Saturdays loss was a disappointment to the club and fans, however it is reported that the greatest disappointment was felt by the team and players themselves. Hopefully this will serve as an inspiration for the team to get back on track and back to winning ways. The atmosphere and camaraderie within the changing room is excellent. If the team can keep winning and attendances keep going the way they are, the sky really is the limit for what the club can achieve.
Prescot Cables Club AGM
The date of the forthcoming AGM is to be announced shortly. Prior to the AGM the Club will launch a campaign to seek renewal of all club memberships and Share holdings. It is important the Club is able to demonstrate a healthy and increasing membership. The share renewal will commence at the next Home fixture.
Future Prescot Cables Supporters Meetings
In order to keep supporters fully informed it is the intention of Board members to attend all future Supporters meetings and to provide a briefing on current matters. If you want to raise a matter or hear the news there is an open invitation for all supporters to attend the Supporters Meeting which takes place at Prescot Reform Club, Warrington Road, Prescot 7:30pm on the second Wednesday of every month. Simply ring the bell to gain admittance.
Updated 10:40 - 16 Feb 2018 by Jamie Weston
Club Committee Member and Sec of Prescot Cables Supporters Club