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GIVING A VOICE TO BRADFORD CITY SUPPORTERS

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By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Nov 29 2018 01:45AM

Dear Members,


We are now very pleased to confirm the rearranged date for the BCST AGM and

Open Fans Meeting.


This will take place on Monday 10th December 2018 at the Midland Hotel, Bradford

(the Conference Centre), with room for up to 100 guests.


To assist with preparations, we would therefore be very grateful for confirmation of your intention to attend in advance.


Arrangements & Agenda

7pm to 7-45 pm: AGM to report on Trust activities to members and complete formalities for which a copy of the draft Agenda is attached for your reference, with individual reports to be circulated on the night.


8pm to 9-30pm: Open meeting to provide opportunities from the floor to discuss the current position of the club & Trust activities moving forward. This will include an opening address by our Guest Speaker, Deborah Dilworth (Supporters Direct/Football Supporters’ Federation Network Manager to the EFL).


As always all City fans are very welcome to attend, however only members are able to vote. There will be opportunity to check your BCST membership status and/or join on the evening.


There remains time for nominations to join the Bradford City Supporters’ Trust Committee and strengthen the extent to what we can achieve together.


If you are a current Trust member and would be interested in putting yourself forward for election to the BCST Board, please see the attached nomination form which includes all of the necessary information.


In view of the revised AGM date final nominations must be received by Wednesday 05th December 2018.

If you have a love for the Club, a specific community interest or business skill we would very much like to hear from you.


• Please see the jpg image below for the draft agenda.

• Please see the jpg image below for the Nomination form for the Trust Board.


Word documents are accessible for members via email sent. Please check your 'Spam' folder if you cannot find your email.


Please be mindful of what you need to say and always remember to be respectful of opinions and of everyone in the room. We are all attending in the best interests of the Trust and indeed of the football club we all support.


Yours with optimism and fraternal greetings as always,



Manny Dominguez


BCST Chair






By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Nov 22 2018 09:41PM

Supporters today (Thursday 22nd November 2018) met in central London to finalise the merger of the Football Supporters’ Federation and Supporters Direct into one unified organisation at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).


Around 100 supporter representatives from clubs across the country came together to rubberstamp plans which were initially discussed at both organisations’ annual conferences in July.


A new chair, vice chair, National Council, and Board has been elected and Kevin Miles was appointed as the organisation’s new chief executive yesterday.


FSF chair Malcolm Clarke was elected as the chair of the newly-merged organisation which he said can give fans an even more effective voice in how the game is run. SD chair Tom Greatrex was elected vice chair of the new organisation.


Click here for more info

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Nov 22 2018 09:10PM

We are very pleased to say that for the fourth year running we have sponsored a

player at our women’s football club. As you know, this is an entirely voluntary and

amateur setup, with Bradford playing in the third tier of women’s football, the

Northern Premier League.

Off the pitch the women’s football club has had to deal with a number of challenges.

The stalwart Charlotte Stuart who had enjoyed success as player/coach for the first

team, decided to take a break from the Club to return to playing football. Charlotte

had been involved from a young age and was a major influence on the development

and training of the junior side. The junior side has been so successful that this

season there are 120 junior players. ‘The clear pathway from the Under 10s to the

First Team is one we are very proud of as a club and we aim to provide as many

girls with the opportunity of creating a career at Bradford City Girls as possible!’

Mark Brier, who had been appointed first team coach earlier in the summer,

departed after failing to win a game. He has been replaced by Meg Lawson and Toni

Butcher. They oversaw a promising 4:1 win over Farsley Celtic in their opening

fixture although results have not gone so well since. However the pair have a solid

reputation from their coaching of the reserve team in previous seasons and this is

helping to bring in new signings for a much depleted team.

We wish them every success and are proud to play a part in the development of

girls’ and women’s football in our city.

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Nov 18 2018 06:55PM

Dear Members,


There is still time to put your nominations to stand as a Trust Board Member...


If you are both open and fair minded and feel you can contribute in any way you can, you should stand.


You may have good listening skills, and be articulate in getting a point across with reason and understanding; You may have good skills in reading and writing; Have ideas about how we can reach more supporters through our publicity, or ways of approach sympathetic small businesses, pubs, cafés into supporting us by provide benefits for all our members, then come and play your part.


If you are good with figures, or interested in youth development, community initiatives such as women’s football, and widening the Club’s support base, please get involved with us! If you have ideas, lets hear them.


We encourage you to play your part in this growing movement!


Please see attached nomination form below...

You can send us a word attachment of the details you need to fill in required to be a Board Member if you cannot write on the form itself.


The Committee meets once a month to discuss business and our relations with the Club. It is not a prerequisite for committee members to attend all the meetings as we understand we all have other pressing needs in our lives, but if you can make a commitment to coming to some of them that would be great. You may find that you have particular interests and that you may develop some work around those interests.


We will hopefully bring you a confirmed date of the AGM / Open Fans Meeting

by 5pm tomorrow (18.11.2018).


You can only stand if you are a member. If you are not a member please join via the 'membership' link.


If you experience problems joining this way please contact us via the 'contact' link.



Yours fraternally



Manny Dominguez


BCST Chair

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Nov 18 2018 06:44PM

Dear Members,


We have to move our proposed date for our Annual General Meeting and Fans' Open Meeting which was to be held on Thurs 29th.


Due to a change in circumstances East Bierley Bantams have understandably had to move their Stephen Darby event to the same date. They had to move their date due to Stephen Darby's own arrangements and we are assisting this by moving our event.


We also want to invite speakers from our national football supporters movement to address you and keep the same venue of The Midland Hotel.


We will get back to you as soon as we possibly can with a date to suit and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.


If you are a member you will have been sent an email. Please check your 'spam' folder if you cannot find it. If you still cannot find it contact us via the 'contact' link: www.bcst.co.uk/contact/4581485151 and we will check your membership details.


Only members can vote at our AGM and Fans' Open Meeting and there will be some important decisions to make, so we advice that non-members join and that everyone makes every effort to attend.


If you are not a member please join via the 'membership' link: http://www.bcst.co.uk/membership/4589006395.


If you experience problems joining this way please contact us via the 'contact' link: http://www.bcst.co.uk/contact/4581485151.


Yours sincerely,


Manny Dominguez


BCST Chair

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Nov 12 2018 12:51PM

Dear Member,



You are cordially invited to the Supporters’ Trust AGM which will take place Thursday 29th November 2018 at the Midland Hotel, Bradford, 7pm.


We include a copy of the draft agenda. Full information regarding the meeting papers and final agenda will follow in due course.


If you have an item of “Any other business” for consideration please email contact@bcst.co.uk by 4pm on 16th November 2018. Items can not be accepted after that deadline..


The AGM will be proceeded by an open meeting to discuss the position of the Club and BCST aims for the coming year.


All Bantams Fans are welcome, although as usual only Trust members are able to vote on BCST Motions.

Join the Bradford City Supporters’ Trust Committee

The last few months have seen significant increase in Trust membership. In order to continue the steady growth and the extent of what we can achieve together, we are always on the look out for members to bring fresh ideas and expertise.


If you are a current Trust member and would like or be interested in putting yourself forward for election to the BCST Board, please see the attached nomination form which includes all of the necessary information.


Nominations must be received by Sunday 25th November 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!


Please see attached draft AGM 2018 agenda Nomination form for the Trust Board


We would be grateful if you could confirm your intention to attend the AGM and/or Open Meeting in advance.



With thanks and best wishes.



Manny Dominguez


BCST Chair