Social and Fundraising 2 | 1874 Northwich F.C.

300+ Club Draw – May 2020

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

PrizeNo.Winner
£500200John Reeney
£200325Shelia Richardson
£50183Ian Broughton
£5036Michelle Walton
£50162Laura Smith
£50295Mark Kelly

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 trust@1874northwich.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.

Applications invited for Commercial Manager Role

ROLE PROFILE: 1874 Northwich FC COMMERCIAL MANAGER

BACKGROUND

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 DESCRIPTION

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

JOB PURPOSE

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.

MAIN DUTIES

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.

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

 EssentialDesirable
Experience      Demonstrable experience of successful face-to-face, telephone or online sales  Experience in planning and implementing sales/marketing campaigns 
KnowledgeKnowledge of successful sales and marketing techniques  Knowledge of the local business communityTechnical knowledge of and experience in popular social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).  Knowledge of football at non-league level
Skills    Proven negotiating and influencing skills Efficient presentation and communication skillsAdept in the use of MS Office packages  Basic web publishing/editing skills
Attitude  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  society@1874northwich.com

300+ Club Draws

There was 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

PrizeNo.Winner
£200189Matthew Allen-Gurr
£100349Mike Prosser
£50180Stuart Evans
£5071Mike Wood
£5055David Mano
£5032Toddy Barlow

300+ Club April 2020

PrizeNo.Winner
£200173Frank Oakes
£100209Rus Jones
£50166Vera Riding
£50197Chris Stockton
£50167Phil Lea
£50165Angela Riding

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.

Looking to 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!

Details of how to join the 300+ Club can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Guy Jewell at trust@1874northwich.com , from the website at https://1874northwich.com/300club/ 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.

300+ Club Draw – February 2020

The monthly draw was held on the 3rd March at the home match versus Longridge, with the winning numbers being drawn out by the Officials from our visitors at half time as follows:

300+ Club February 2020

PrizeNo.Winner
£200215Kai Hughes
£10058Kevin Hancock
£50341Richard Evans (Derbyshire)
£50325Steve Richardson
£50267Terry Roberts
£5016James Wood

The total of ‘paid for’ numbers in the draw this month was 321. 

Details of how to join the 300+ Club can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Guy Jewell at trust@1874northwich.com , or https://1874northwich.com/300club/ or asking for details at an 1874 match or event.

Thanks to all members of the 300+ Club – the funds raised help to support all activities of the Football Club.

300+ Club Draw – January 2020

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

PrizeNo.Winner
£20057Lee Broughton
£100107Chris Stockton
£50326Mark Kelly
£5088Ryan Crowther
£50180Stuart Evans
£5034Victoria Barlow

Chris 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. 

Details of how to join the 300+ Club can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Guy Jewell at trust@1874northwich.com , from the website at https://1874northwich.com/300club/ or asking for details at an 1874 match or event.

This month 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.

300+ club & hamper draws

300+ Club Draw – December 2019

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

PrizeNo.Winner
£200179Carol Borley
£10035Kevin Roberts
£50152Jack Hazeldine
£50337Gordon Daniels
£50167Phil Lea
£50243Martin Griffiths

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 trust@1874northwich.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.

300+ Club Draw – November 2019

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

PrizeNo.Winner
£500145Gary Halvorsen
£20033Muriel Barlow
£50168Nigel Owen
£507Dave Stiles
£50157Chris Barnes
£5016James Wood

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 trust@1874northwich.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 continued support they give to the Club – all the funds raised contribute to the activities of the football club.

Race night success

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.

300+ Club Draw – October 2019

Due to the postponement of the Burscough match, the monthly draw was arranged by members of the Social Committee with the winning numbers being drawn out by supporter Lee Broughton as follows:

300+ Club October 2019

PrizeNo.Winner
£20070Simon Johnson
£100200John Reeney
£50144Russ Jones
£50317Tony Fallows
£50140M Fields
£5075Joanne Walton

The total of ‘paid for’ numbers in the draw this month was 335.

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.

Attila the Stockbroker at the Salty Dog

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.