December 9, 2023

PROGRAMME PIECE | Blyth Spartans

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A warm welcome to the supporters and directors from Blyth Spartans, we hope you had a pleasurable journey to Lancashire, enjoy your visit to Victory Park and have a safe journey home following the conclusion of the game.

Prize Draw

In case you have missed it – We are giving one lucky supporter the chance to win a half-season ticket and all you have to do is be a member of the Trust.

How much does it cost? £10 per year, or £5 per month to be a ‘Super Fan’

How do I register? On our website, at Trust HQ on matchdays or speak with a Trust board member – Look out for our lanyards to identify us.

Do I need to do anything else? You can be as active or inactive as you like. We are always looking for volunteers but if you can’t commit the time, your membership is commitment enough.

T&Cs – The draw will be made once we have received a further 40 new members.

Meeting Update

As previously discussed at our November meeting, we will no longer be holding monthly meetings. Instead of these meetings we will be providing a detailed update on our website.  The months where we have no meeting will either give us chance to continue with the projects that have been set or we could look at arranging events. We would like to thank our members for their understanding and we look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting which is Thursday 1st February 2024.

Magpies Trust Increase Share Holding

In July, as a gesture of support to the new ownership of Chorley Football Club, the Trust offered to donate a sum towards the renovation of the Victory Park toilets. This offer was declined in favour of looking at future appropriate projects within our budget.

At our November members’ meeting, Magpies Trust Chair Julian Vass presented the board’s proposal to offer the club a £7,000 donation to be used on a project they thought best. In return, the Trust would increase its shareholding to 10%. This proposal has been agreed in principle, awaiting confirmation.

In the meantime, a vote on the proposal was sent out to the membership and we can now confirm, following that vote, the results stand as follows:

In Favour – 86.3%

Against – 9.8%

Abstain – 3.9%

With the voting concluded, we can also now confirm that we are starting the legal process with the Club to increase our shares.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their participation in this vote and also to the management of Chorley Football Club to allow us the opportunity.

Food Bank Collection

As we have done in previous years, Magpies Trust are supporting Living Waters Church in Chorley during the festive season by organsing a foodbank collection. With the recent postponements of the Buxton and Alfreton game, our collection dates have dwindled leaving our quiz which took place on Thursday and today’s game. We would like to take this chance to say thank you to everyone for their support with the foodbank and to also let you know that it’s never too late to help. Visit to see how you can help those in need during this festive season.

Please visit our website for further news and updates –

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