The coach to the match at Cheltenham on Saturday is definitely running.

It will be the first time Southport have travelled to Whaddon Road since September 1998 after Cheltenham were relegated from the Football League in May.

The fare is £19 Trust members, £24 non-members and £14 juniors with a departure time of 9.30am. After a review of the Trust's coach travel during the summer, fares to all of Southport's away matches in August are lower than in previous seasons.

This trip to Cheltenham represents excellent value as the fare to nearby Forest Green Rovers last season was £26 for Trust members.

You can book your place by calling or texting Colin Aindow on 07861416859.

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After the club AGM last Thursday evening (30th July), representatives from the Trust board met with Charlie Clapham and Haydn Preece.

The main discussion was obviously about the new floodlights. As has been announced already, the lights are being installed at the moment and should be working in time for the Tranmere home game on Tuesday, 15th September. The company that the lights are being purchased from is Surfacelux which is a well known company, very experienced with floodlight systems and based on the Wirral. The design of the system enables the lights to be lowered for maintenance thus avoiding the hire of expensive equipment for the purpose.

The final cost of the lights was discussed and will be announced later but falls well within the parameters of the cost given to the Trust in the original quotes some years ago. The grant from the Football Stadia Improvement fund has been applied for. On completion of the installation the Trust will be given a copy of the invoice the club has received from Surfacelux and the Trust will send 25% of that cost to the club to purchase shares as agreed previously.

There is a possibility that the Trust AGM in September may be delayed a couple of weeks until after the Tranmere match so that it might include a working demonstration of the lights for members . Details of that will follow.

The meeting briefly discussed other matters. The club outlined other possible future developments including a shared community scheme for a sports hub including artificial pitch at King George V College.

In other areas TIY and club may look into grants which can be applied for jointly and also both are interested in improving facilities for disabled supporters. However, the Trust board will consult fully with members to find out what their priorities and wishes are for future cooperation with the club. The Trust is obviously very pleased that after such a long delay the new lights will soon be in operation

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As the new season draws ever closer we would like to remind supporters of the travel details for our first two away matches:

Macclesfield - Tuesday 11th August

The Coach will depart the Arion at 4-40pm, stop at The Crown and The George before departing the Merseyrail Community Stadium at 5pm.

The fare is £10 for members and £12.50 for non-members

There are just a few places left which can be booked by texting Colin Aindow on 07861416859 or calling in at the Trust Office on Saturday at the Eastleigh match

If you have booked a place but not yet paid please do so on Saturday or contact us to make alternative arrangements.

If you wish to be picked up at the Arion, Crown or George but haven't let us know yet please do so as soon as possible.

If you have booked but can no longer go please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else.

Cheltenham - Saturday, 15th August.

The coach will depart the Merseyrail Community Stadium at 9-30am. If you wish to be picked up in Birkdale or at the Crown please let us know. The coach will not be going to the Arion.

The fare is £19 for members, £14 for accompanied junior members and £24 for non-members

The Trust have negotiated some reduced rates with Alfa coaches for the longer trips this season of which Cheltenham is the first. For this to be successful we need the backing of travelling supporters. You will need to book by Tuesday evening at the latest.

Any late changes to our coach trips will be put on our website, twitter and facebook page as soon as possible.

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Trust in Yellow would like to thank everyone who played a part in today’s Class of 05 reunion.

The event was a huge success and it was a real privilege for us to have hosted it. A special thanks must go to Liam Watson and his 2005 title-winning team for their great involvement on the day and in the lead-up to the event. They are legends in every sense of the word.

The Trust would also like to thank everyone who volunteerd in various roles at today’s event, and to Rchard Brodie and all of the fans’ team for playing such a big role and for embracing everything about the event.

We were thrilled by the attendance at the match and in the bar, so thanks to everyone for supporting the Trust in great numbers.

Details of how to buy a DVD and photos of the event will be available shortly.

This was the second in our new Get Involved! programme of events. The next is a quiz night after the match against Dover Athletic on September 5 and we’d love to see you there.

One of the great successes of today was the range of different people who got involved. It is the Trust’s aim to represent the whole fan-base and we really want to see more people taking part in what we do.

More details about our work is available across our website. You can join online by following the link on our homepage, or come and see us on Saturday when, weather permitting, we’ll have a Trust table outside the Scarisbrick New Road end of the ground.

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