The ‘bumper prize’ draw was carried out online on Wednesday 27th via Zoom, with our Football Secretary Vicki once again acting as witness. The winning numbers were drawn as follows:
300+ Club May 2020
The total of ‘paid for’ numbers in the draws was 348, which was a fantastic increase of 30 from last month as many ’74 fans had taken on an extra number or two to help the club during the current situation.
The winners will be contacted to arrange making direct payments to their bank accounts.
Details of how to join the 300+ Club can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Guy Jewell at email@example.com , from here or asking for details at an 1874 match or event.
Thanks to all members of the 300+ Club – now more than ever, the money raised helps to keep the Football Club going forward.
ROLE PROFILE: 1874 Northwich FC COMMERCIAL MANAGER
1874 Northwich Community Football Club is a fan owned and run football club in Northwich, currently playing at Townfield Lane, Barnton, Northwich, competing in the Premier Division of the North West Counties Football League at Step 5. The clubs fundamental objectives are to play attractive football on the field, offering opportunities for our senior teams and juniors of all ages and abilities to play and enjoy football. Alongside this, we endeavour to provide significant support and benefits to our local community.
Volunteers support a democratically elected board and play a significant role in how the club operates. We actively engage with fans via social networks.
Job title: Commercial Manager,
Location Barnton, Northwich
Salary: commission on sales at a rate to be agreed.
Hours of work: This is a part time role, flexible to suit the commercial manager’s availability. During the football season (August to April)) attendance at Townfield Lane on match days is preferred and attendance at 1874 Board meetings will be expected as and when required.
Reporting to: Chairman, Steve Richardson
The commercial manager is expected to maximise commercial income to the club, through:
Advertising/sponsorship: match day programme, pitch side hoardings, club website, team wear, match sponsorship and player sponsorship
Maximising Gate income
Use of facilities: external function/meeting facilities, bar etc.
Maintain and develop relationships with key local organisations to maximise commercial sponsorship and advertising revenue.
Develop and implement innovative community awareness/community involvement strategies to maximise gate income.
With others, engage with press and media to publicise games and events.
Liaise with other club officers (Press Officer, Programme and Website Editors and the leagues commercial officers to ensure the club is adhering to advertising and sponsorship obligations
Develop online sales channels for tickets and other club merchandise/services
Other relevant and reasonable activities, as required by the Chairman or the 1874 Board.
Demonstrable experience of successful face-to-face, telephone or online sales Experience in planning and implementing sales/marketing campaigns
Knowledge of successful sales and marketing techniques Knowledge of the local business community
Technical knowledge of and experience in popular social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). Knowledge of football at non-league level
Proven negotiating and influencing skills Efficient presentation and communication skills
Adept in the use of MS Office packages Basic web publishing/editing skills
Self-motivated – Organised Focussed and thorough
To apply for this role, please send a covering letter with a CV or details of relevant experience to: 1874 Northwich FC Company and Membership Secretary, 450 London Road, Davenham, Northwich, CW98EF or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
another first for the 300 Club last night as the monthly draws for March and
April were held online via Zoom, with our still hardworking football secretary
Vicki acting as witness. There were 12
different winners as follows:
300+ Club March 2020
300+ Club April 2020
The total of ‘paid for’ numbers in the
draws was 319.
Given the current situation I will be contacting the winners
with a view to making direct payments to their bank accounts.
next month, it has been heart warming to receive messages from supporters
wanting to help fund the Football Club by taking extra numbers – to date there
will be more than 20 new numbers in May.
What fantastic fans we have!
The monthly draw was held on the 18th at the home match versus Charnock Richard, with the winning numbers being drawn out by the Officials from our visitors as follows:
300+ Club January 2020
Stockton holds the number 107 on behalf of his niece Emily so the money will be
a nice gift for her. The total of ‘paid for’
numbers in the draw this month was 322 and one of the above was a winner for
the first time.
marks the start of the 8th year for the 300+ Club – it has provided a fantastic
source of funds for the Club and plenty of good prizes for members so thanks to
all who have participated over the years.
The draw was held on the 14th at the Club’s Christmas Party at Winnington Rec. Following an excellent meal and enjoyable conversation the winning numbers were drawn out by supporters as follows:
300+ Club December 2019
The total of ‘paid for’ numbers in the draw this month was 322 and one of the above was a winner for the first time. It was particularly well received by all when Phil Lea managed to draw out his own number!
Details of how to join the 300+ Club can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Guy Jewell at email@example.com , from the website at https://1874northwich.com/300club/ or asking for details at an 1874 match or event.
Thanks to all 300+ Club members for the support they have given to the Club this year and hopefully we can look ahead to an exciting new year for 1874.
Christmas Hamper Draw for Silver Members
The Social & Fundraising Committee once again provided Christmas hampers for the draw which is held to thank Silver Members for their support to the Club throughout the year. The winners were drawn out at the Christmas Party as follows:
1st Prize Dave Jones
2nd Prize Geoff Kelsall
The hampers have been delivered to the winners as thankfully they both live locally.
The ‘bumper prize’ draw was held after the Club’s Annual General Meeting at the Memorial Court, with the winning numbers being drawn out by members as follows:
300+ Club November 2019
The total of ‘paid for’ numbers in the draw this month was 321 and two of the above were winners for the first time
Details of how to join the 300+ Club can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Guy Jewell at firstname.lastname@example.org from the website at https://1874northwich.com/300club/ or asking for details at an 1874 match or event.
Thanks to all 300+ Club members for the continued support they give to the Club – all the funds raised contribute to the activities of the football club.
The Race Night last night at the Gladstone Club raised a whopping £1,315. It was, as usual, another entertaining social evening. We’d like to thank Toddy for organising it & thanks also to all those who sponsored the event and attended.
Also, we are pleased to announce that the recent beer festival at Davenham Cricket Club raised £1,800. Thanks to all the drinkers, sponsors and the organising committee for making this another great success.
You may be aware that Attila The Stockbroker (a loyal friend of the club) has kindly offered to perform at The Salty Dog on Thursday 10 October. Attila has kindly offered to donate some of the proceeds to the club. He has asked the club to post the following message form him. Please consider giving your support to a true fan of the “Fan Owned Club”
On Thursday I make a welcome return to the utterly brilliant independent music/real ale emporium The Salty Dog in Northwich after a sold out gig there last year.I’m doing a fund raiser for the local fan owned football club, 1874 Northwich. And thereby hangs a tail. Sorry, tale.
Twenty-two years ago this month I met Robina, now my wife of nineteen years. She’s from Northwich (it’s in Cheshire, half way between Liverpool and Manchester) and she grew up not only watching her home town team, Northwich Victoria, but babysitting for two famous Man City players of that era, cousins Glyn Pardoe and Alan Oakes. Her mother, Dr. Sinclair, a local GP, was their dentist’s anaesthetist.
When I met Robina in 1997 I was co-founder of Brighton Independent Supporters’ Association, heavily involved in the long battle to save my local club: we had just been thrown out of our Goldstone Ground home by unspeakable moneymen, were bottom of the Fourth Division and playing our ‘home’ matches at Gillingham, 70 miles away in a different county. I had just become PA announcer, DJ and poet in residence, appointed by our new chairman, Dick Knight, as a friendly voice from home.
Robina would accompany me in the PA box at Gillingham at Brighton games, and when I got the chance, I’d go and watch the Vics with her – at the historic Drill Field, the oldest ground in the country, and when they played away in the South. They had always been one of the top non league sides.
Every time we went to watch the Vics there were loads of goals. I remember a 5-1 win away to Farnborough, 5-2 home FA Cup defeat to Hull City, 3-3 away at Kingstonian, an epic FA Cup defeat 3-2 at Leyton Orient. But the biggest goal feast of all was to be much closer to home…
We never thought our clubs would be drawn against each other – but then it happened. We’d been back in Brighton at our ‘temporary’ (11 years in total) Withdean stadium for a few years and were well and truly on the way back on the pitch as well when we drew the Vics in the FA Cup in 2006. Robina and I were the centre spread of the programme that day wearing our respective colours. Brighton won 8-0. Sorry darling!
Then, unbelievably, the same thing happened to the Vics as to Brighton: a local ‘businessman’ with no links to the club got control of it and sold the ground. The fans rose up against Rushe as we did against Archer, but unlike us they didn’t succeed in wresting away control, and the club became a laughing stock. (Rushe is currently behind bars for drug dealing. )
So the vast majority took the huge decision to walk away and form a new, fan owned club. On 29 November 2012 Robina and I were at the meeting where the name of the new club was chosen, taken from the year the Vics were formed. 1874 Northwich. Hats off to everyone who took that decision and who has carried the club forward ever since. Fan ownership is the ultimate antidote to dodgy businessmen!
My wife’s home town fan owned club has had a special place in this Brighton fan’s heart ever since, and I’ve seen them a few times over the years. I’m proud to be doing a gig for them on 10th October – and Robina will be there too.