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Report of the Supporters Direct National Conference for 2009

Meeting held on held on Friday 16th October.

Supporters Direct is a national organisation whose aim is to encourage the growth of Supporters Trusts to ensure football supporters (and now Rugby League supporters as well) have a democratic voice in the running of their clubs. This year’s conference was at Birmingham’s NEC which is very near that hotbed of football which is Solihull Moors’ ground. In fact the previous week it had taken me just over two hours to drive from my home in Brighouse to our match at Solihull. This morning it took over three hours due to a hold up on the M1 and as I drove towards the enormous NEC car parking area I wondered where to park. ‘Fortunately’ the car in front had a large Morecambe FC scarf in the window so for the first time in my life I followed Morecambe as I assumed they were going to the same meeting as me. A big mistake as in fact there isn’t a Trust at Morecambe and they were going to a Caravan exhibition! I must remember never to pay any attention to Morecambe again!

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Meeting with Southport FC Chairman Arranged

As you will know, Trust In Yellow has been trying to arrange a meeting with Mr. Clapham for some time. The date agreed of 24th October had to be changed because of the FA Cup draw which gave us a match at Gateshead. However, the meeting will now go ahead on the 14th November. We thought members would like to see a copy of the letter we will be sending to the Chairman in preparation for the meeting.

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October 2009 Newsletter

The October 2009 Trust In Yellow Newsletter is now available for download.

This issue contains important information in advance of the meeting with Southport FC chairman Charles Clapham.

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Make a pledge

Supporters can make a pledge about any event in the 2009/10 season. The most popular pledges are for an amount per goal, an amount for an individual goalscorer, red cards, yellow cards, pounds for points etc; etc; etc. The choice is endless and the more original the better. The idea is to raise funds so the more realistic you can make it the better. You can pledge by e-mail to, in person in the Club Shop on a match day or drop your pledge off at the club any weekday.

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New Membership Secretary

Bill Sloan is the new Trust In Yellow Membership Secretary taking over from Rob Urwin. Bill can be contacted by e-mail to or by post to 121 Poulton Road, Southport, PR9 7DB.
Membership remains at £10 per year and is free to all under 16's who don't have voting rights but who can still join the Trust.

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