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GIVING A VOICE TO BRADFORD CITY SUPPORTERS

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By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Feb 28 2020 09:16AM

The Trust has been shocked and disappointed at the behaviour of a mindless minority of so-called Newport fans when the Bantams were guest opponents at Rodney Parade.



The abuse Stuart McCall received and the Leeds United banner displayed represents a new low in the increasing trend of incidents that we see that are just not acceptable in our game.


We welcome our Club's reporting of the incidents to the FA and Newport County's swift actions in working with it's shareholders and the authorities to identify those involved in order.


We also share Newport County's zero tolerance on discriminatory behaviour of any kind and that we would like to work towards seeing all our football grounds being an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.


The Supporters Trust believes that everyone can play their part in ensuring discriminatory behaviour can be stamped out of our football grounds and society by working collectively towards it.


The Trust Board

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Feb 24 2020 09:14PM

The Football Supporters' Association Away Fans Survey has been running throughout 2019/20, to get to the heart of the most important matchday issues.


Streamlined from previous years, completing the survey only takes 2 minutes, and we would really appreciate you taking your time to let us know your thoughts.


If you could fill in the survey for your most recent away trip, we'd really appreciate it.

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Feb 24 2020 05:59PM

The Trust will be conducting a broad survey of our membership. This will be the first of its kind which will consult you on a broad range of issues.


It will cover membership and benefits, our communication, what you would like to see us do and campaign on, and what you can offer us.


This will be out very shortly!

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Feb 24 2020 05:31PM

Our Fans Forum had two guests, in Sally Thackery, Chair of the Senior Womens’ Football Club and Ian Ormondroyd, former City legend and now Chief Exec of the Bradford City Community Foundation. Sally discussed the Women’s Club situation of needing financial support and described a potted history of the club and the need for a new Chair and more bodies in general to continue the clubs’ future existence. We currently sponsor a player, Maisie Norde, a midfielder in the the senior women’s team this season.


Ian talked about the fact that the Community Foundation is a company as well as a charity connected to the club and that it gets its funding from the EFL, PL in the same way many other Club Community Foundations do, and went into detail in what the do and how they interact in schools, provide half-term training sessions for kids and support the disability team, among many other things. Our intention is to give some financial and practical support where possible to Bradford City Community Foundation. Ian also talked briefly about his playing days at City.

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Feb 24 2020 03:26PM

Firstly, we were caught in a bit of a predicament when planning this one at the start of November 2019. No sooner had we pencilled in Wed 25th November, it was then believed a re-scheduled Macclesfield game was to take place the night before, but didn’t and eventually took place Saturday 30th of November, but in between that time we felt it better to re-arrange to the end of January so to give us more time to plan in advance.


One of the key motions passed was to change the name of our Trust to ‘Bantams Supporters Trust’. We have felt the need to change the brand name and give ourselves a fresher modern look complete with a website we will eventually transfer over to in time to create a new start, in a similar way to what the Club did shortly after Edin departed. They courted the fans groups and the Supporters Board was revitalised and at the same time we began to regularly see Julian Rhodes, through Manny Dominguez and Alan Carling. It felt like we were embarking on a brave new world, and the creation of the new logo and new website is a reflection of this progressive change going forward. The website will make it easier for us to post articles and share them on social media eventually. That was the key motion of the AGM.


The AGM minutes, BCST Report and Accounts to Year, Ending 31 May 2019, and the Chair’s Report will be up shortly on the current and new website shortly.


Lastly but by no means least, the number of active Board Members remain the same because we recieved no new interest. But we are happy to take on new interest at any time of the year. If you would like to get involved in the Trust contact us via the usual method here.

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Feb 24 2020 02:54PM

The Trust are pleased to announce that we have a signed shirt to auction to raise some much needed funds for the Bradford City Women's team and the Trust.


At grass roots there is very little money available from the football authorities, and even at the bottom of the pyramid it is still a money game to afford good players. The Womens' team currently play at Pumpton Park, Home of Eccleshill United.


Your Supporters Trust would also welcome your financial support as we don't have any big financial backers and we rely on your support and good will. With your donations we will be able to do more in the football communty and wider afield and increase the Bradford City's support base as well as our own.


Bradford City Women FC and the Trust will share the proceeds between us.


The bid will start at £50 and will run for one week from 10.30pm on 27th Feb and will close on 10.30pm 5th March. Please contact us at here with your bid.


Good luck!