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GIVING A VOICE TO BRADFORD CITY SUPPORTERS

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By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Nov 9 2017 09:59PM

Dear Member



The Trust AGM will take place on Monday 20 November 2017 and I attach the Agenda. A copy of the Accountants Report (Agenda Item 5) will be tabled on the night and will be posted on the website after it has been approved.


Hard copies these papers, will be available for your inspection on the night.


If you have an item of Any Other Business, please email contact@bcst.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 17th November 2017. Items cannot be accepted after that deadline or from the floor on the night

We also hope you will join us to enjoy a social evening following the AGM; a Braford City Quiz

Night at the Wireless Bar from 8pm. Pit your knowledge of Bradford City against a Club Quiz Team


(£2 per player to enter).



The AGM starts at 7.00 pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) and the Quiz Night around 8.00 pm. All Bantams’ Fans are welcome, although only Trust Members are able to vote on AGM Motions.

We look forward to seeing you there.

I would be most grateful if you could let me know if you intend to attend the Quiz Night following the AGM on 20th November – this will help us plan the accommodation for the night. Please email contact@bcst.co.uk



With thanks and best wishes



Manny Dominguez

BCST Chair




Bradford City Supporters Trust

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

7.00 pm Wednesday November 20th. 2017,

Venue: The Wireless Bar, 15 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3JL



Agenda



1. Welcome and Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the AGM held on Wednesday 16th November 2016.

3. Matters arising from the Minutes (not elsewhere on the Agenda)

4. Membership Statement [see Meeting Papers]

5. BCST Report and Accounts to Year Ending 31 May 2017 [to be tabled]

The Trust Board proposes:

Motion 5.1 That the BCST Report and Accounts are accepted.

6. Auditing Arrangements for 2017/18

The Trust Board proposes:

Motion 6.1 That the membership agrees that no full professional audit for the year ended 31 May 2018

should be completed and instead that the Trust Board are instructed to arrange for an Accountants’ report

to be issued on the accounts by a Professional Chartered Accountant.

7. Election of Board Members [see Meeting Papers]

8. Secretary’s Report [see Meeting Papers]

9. Chair’s Report [see Meeting Papers]

10. AOB


Manny Dominguez,

Chair,

BCST,

November 2017

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Oct 19 2017 07:56PM

Last week Bradford City LGBT+ fan group celebrated its second anniversary and became the first UK LGBT+ fan group to be inducted into the Queer Football Fan club (QFF) network at their annual conference in Dortmund, Germany.


Over 80 people attended representing fan groups from Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and England.


QFF are an umbrella organisation representing LGBT+ fan groups from across Europe with the key aim being to aid inclusion in football and tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia where it exists in the game.


Lindsay England (Just A Ball Game?) and Bradford Councillor Richard Dunbar as founding members of the Bradford City LGBT+ fan group presented to the conference about the work that has been done over the past 2 years and how they intend to work more closely with Bradford City to ensure LGBT+ fans are truly apart of the Bantams family.


Lindsay England said: “Bradford City LGBT+ fan group are very honoured to become the first UK fan club to be inducted into the QFF. We look forward to working in partnership with other fan groups across Europe to ensure LGBT+ fans are included in all aspects of the game”


Councillor Richard Dunbar said: “This is great news for Bradford and is recognition of the good work that has gone on to make LGBT+ fans feel truly included at Valley Parade. Representatives from across Europe are impressed by Bradford City’s work on being a truly inclusive club and we look forward to working more closely on them on this agenda”


If you are interesting in being involved in the Bradford City LGBT+ fan group you can email bradfordcitylgbtfans@gmail.com for more information.


You can also follow the group on Twitter: @BfdCityLGBT

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Sep 19 2017 11:16PM

Dear Members and Supporters,



We are inviting members and non-members to come and meet us on Wednesday.


It will give you a chance to ask us questions, see who we are and for us to find out about you your interests too. You may like to be a volunteer Board member and to find out what a Board Member is like.


So, if you fancy coming along, get the 20th September in your diaries and come to the Midland Hotel.


The meeting start time is 7.30pm. There is parking at the hotel and we will be meeting in the foyer to begin with from 7pm.


Hopefully see you on Wednesday.



Yours sincerely


Manny Dominguez


BCST Chair

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Sep 18 2017 11:25PM

"We can't cap away ticket prices because there isn't any TV money" - what excuse will the EFL and its clubs come up with next? #TwentysPlenty.


Championship Clubs should have no excuse now in keeping match day prices over £20 pounds. They should set the good example to lower League Clubs in keeping their match day prices affordable.


Every midweek Championship match will be shown live on TV under a revolutionary new five-year £600million TV deal.


The new Sky TV package, which will run from the start of next season, will use the broadcaster's interactive platform so viewers can choose which game to watch.


All 72 EFL clubs will also be allowed to screen live any matches kicking off outside the Saturday 3pm window, apart from those being shown live on Sky.


Read more here.


By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Sep 18 2017 10:55PM

This is good news! Think of our long distance Tuesday evening EFL trips, or re-scheduling K.O.'s to suit TV audiences rather than fans at short notice unfavourable for the away team. Tom Tom Watson the Shadow Sports Secretary talks about flexible, more affordable rail tickets when matches are re-scheduled. But Labour should also argue that the football authorities and TV companies have to implement policies where the powers that be have to do more to avoid such problems if we get a Labour government.


Read more in The Guardian article




By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Sep 18 2017 10:41PM

I quite like this story, not because of what happened but because it is a timely reminder that something as a innocuous as having a couple of drinks and arriving at a football ground can on occasion have an unnecessary consequence and this cautionary tale shows that as football fans we do need to be more aware of our rights.


"Everybody should know their rights and thinking you’ll never need them is naïve" - FSF caseworker Amanda Jacks with a cautionary tale of a female fan who with an impeccable record who found herself in trouble with the police...


To learn more click here.