Today’s piece in the programme will contain a section of personal musings following our away game last weekend mixed in with the usual Trust information that we want to get out to our members and the wider supporters of Chorley FC.
As Chair of Magpies Trust I have been representing the Trust away from Victory Park along with our vice-chair and Supporter Director, Pete Thompson.
The majority of this article was written on the journey home after we had succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United but who would have thought we would ever be saying “away”, “Scunthorpe” and “league” in the same sentence? We’ve not reached the dizzy heights of the football league (yet) and it is Scunthorpe who have had the misfortune of falling from graces under some dreadful leadership. This season sees them playing at their lowest level in their 124 year history but they are taking it in their stride, respecting their opponents and the league itself. More recently, there is a buzz amongst the terraces around Glanford Park.
Prior to the game the hosts were able to proudly announce that it was their first game at Glanford Park after purchasing the ground they have called home since 1988. After the troubles they have gone through recently, a huge kudos must go to the faithful fans, board and sponsors for staying behind the historic club.
On this away journey we were joined by Chorley FC Community Foundation Chair, Darren Jenkinson which allowed us an uninterrupted hour and a half discussion whilst travelling on how the Trust and Foundation can further strengthen their ties together and help the Club.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the travelling faithful last Saturday. Ending this personal section of our page by saying the Magpies Trust board would like to wish our members, supporters and everyone associated with Chorley Football Club a very Merry Christmas.
We are slowly increasing the size of the Trust membership as it now stands at 91 members with 27 of those registered as ‘Super Fans’. Thank you to each and every one of you for joining the Trust this season. Membership applications never close, and we welcome you to join at any point during the season.
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.
We hope you all enjoy the match today. If you have anything you wish the Trust to discuss with the Club then please visit Trust HQ near the halfway line – There you can also purchase Golden Goals, 50/50 half time draw tickets and match day programmes. There may be the odd piece of merchandise for sale too.
Please visit our website for further news and updates – www.magpiestrust.org