April 13, 2024

PROGRAMME PIECE | Banbury United - 13th April 2024

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The drama of the final game of the 2022/23 season away at Gloucester City will still live in our heads rent free for a little while longer but 12 months on and our opponents on that day who leap frogged us into a play-off position have now found themselves relegated from the National League North. During my 22 years associated with Chorley I have only witnessed one relegation and perhaps slightly lucky we didn’t physically see it happen on the pitch as it was our National League campaign which got cut short due to the Covid pandemic.

The reason behind the opening paragraph? Gloucester City AFC Supporters Trust now find themselves in a great position of owning more than 15% of their football club. Everyone involved with Magpies Trust would like to send their wishes to Gloucester City for the next campaign and wish to see them back at Step 2 again soon.

Our opponents today are registered as a Community Benefit Society which is run by a board and management team consisted of elected representatives as chosen by their membership. Whilst we are focusing on the 3 points for today’s fixture, we wish Banbury United all the best for the future following the conclusion of this season.

Let’s have some confidence and say that this won’t be the final programme piece of the season.

Enjoy the game.



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Membership Update

In just under 1 month we have increased our membership by 52 – Thank you each and every one of you for your support. Our current membership information by numbers stands at:

180 Total members which is made up of…

3 Junior members
1 Junior Super Fan
29 Monthly Super Fans
10 Annual Super Fans
137 Adult members

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Away Travel

During the week we released insightful information to the public about the cost of running the coaches – A service we have been asked to organise - The coach to Buxton had fourteen empty seats - Without the support of Crowberry Consulting, this would have run at a loss of just over £200. With 23 away games per season, at a £200 loss each time, this would cost the trust £4,600

We are just one week away from our final league game of the season where we make a journey south to Cambridgeshire to face Peterborough Sports – And you can be there courtesy of OFFICIAL away travel organised by your trust.

Thanks to Crowberry Consulting, we have devised a pricing structure which offers affordable travel but also ensures that the trust do not make a substantial loss.

Adult (Non-member) - £25*
Adult (Member) - £15
Under 16s - £10

The coach will be at Brindle Street at 10:15am with a scheduled departure time of 10:30am.

To arrange a booking, please email info@magpiestrust.org or TEXT 07921 260302.

Full terms & conditions of traveling can be found on our website.

*This price includes £10 towards your membership of Magpies Trust for the next 12 months.

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