FaST Announce New Membership Benefit

FaST are pleased to announce that with immediate effect all purchases of club merchandise made by FaST members in the Club Shop will entitle them to a 10% discount. All that is required is for the purchaser is to see Sue Reason in the Shop and claim the discount which will be applied, subject to verification.

Please make a visit to the Club Shop on a match day to see the wide range of club products available to buy.

The new initiative above comes in addition to the existing membership benefit involving discounted away travel for FaST Members. A minibus is run to most away fixtures at the knockdown cost of £10 per seat, a saving of £2 per seat against the price for non-members. Details of each minibus to be run is published on the club’s official website and to make a booking speak to Sue direct at the Club Shop on match days or ring her on 07710 496040. Bookings are taken on a first come first serve basis.

Please consider joining FaST today to enable FaST to continue vital support for the club in funding projects to improve and maintain the infrastructure. For example, FaST is currently helping to fund much needed improvements to the ‘away’ dressing room and player’s tunnel.

Pick up a membership Application Form on match days from the 50/50 desk, complete and then pay an annual membership subscription of just £10. Hand this in at the desk and Membership Secretary Paul Spicer will process your membership. Alternatively, a form can be downloaded from the FaST website and sent with a cheque direct to Paul at the address shown. If preferred, an electronic payment can be made using your name and stating ‘new member’ as the reference to FaST sort code 089299, account 65165579. Should you wish to make monthly donations, included with the Application Form is a Standing Order mandate.

Your support will be very welcome.

FaST Board

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Highlights and minutes from our most recent AGM and a FaST board meeting that took place on 6th June 2017 are now available on the two links below.

AGM Highlights
June 2017 FaST Minutes

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The prize of £85 for the Biggleswade 50/50 draw was claimed by Sue Reason. The winning ticket number was 7551.  Thanks to all who bought tickets.

The bumper prize of £200 for the Hereford 50/50 draw was claimed by Farnborough fan Chris Lonnon. The winning ticket number was 7430.  Thanks to all who bought tickets.

The black bucket on the FaST table can be used to donate to the ‘Boost the Boro’ scheme. The Biggleswade bucket total was £202.82 swollen by another large contribution from Richard Davies. The Hereford bucket total was £10.61.

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Farnborough FC Supporters Trust AGM 2017

Please be advised that the Farnborough FC Supporters Trust AGM will take place on Thursday 27th April at 7.30pm in the Platinum Lounge at Farnborough FC.
Our Chairman, Garry Ward will be up for re-election and there are a further 3 board positions available for anyone who wants to get involved and help, and have a say in how the Trust and indeed the club is run. If anyone is interested, please get in touch or make your interest known on the night.

Please find attached links to the previous FaST AGM minutes and the agenda for this years meeting below:

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FaST Board Meeting Monday 30th January 2017 – 7:30pm Held at Farnborough Football Club

Present: Garry Ward, Phil Martin, Paul Spicer, Kevin Dyer, John Davey.

1. Apologies for absence
Apologies had been received from Luke, Rob, Brian and Malcolm.

2. Secretary’s Report
AGM date set for Thursday 27th April at 7.30pm.

3. Treasurer’s Report
Cash at Dec 3rd £7915. Cash in during Dec/Jan including Standing Orders, 50/50 ticket sales, donations, Boost the Boro collections and memberships: £466 + £844. Outgoings for same period including Boost the Boro payments: £587 + £737. Cash in bank as at 28th Jan £790.

4. Membership Secretary’s Report
Currently running at 49.

5. FaST projects
Pitch perimeter fence ongoing. No funding required at this moment in time. FaST advertising sign to be designed by Luke and Phil/Kevin to speak to Signs Express
For costing.

6. Matters arising from AOB
Having funded the construction of the new burger bar, FaST would like to know if sales
are up and if so by how much on a percentage basis. Phil/Kevin to take forward to the
next board meeting. Use of the Yela Bus as suggested by FaST member, John Ellis, as a possible means of transport for a FaST subsidised supporters coach to away games was discussed. There is a £10 annual membership fee. Hire charge is £15 + £1.10 per mile. Driver is an additional £1.10 per mile over 50 miles. Buses have 15 passenger seats.

7. AOB
Membership benefits. As we are trying to increase membership numbers, a discussion
was held about possible FaST membership benefits. It was suggested and agreed that
we would resume the discount on away travel by refunding members on the supporter’s
coach the sum of £2. It was also suggested that members would receive a free soft drink
when purchasing food from the FaST Food burger bar. For this membership cards would
be required and there was questions as to whether these were still issued.
Graham Ellicott Donation. Graham, a previous FaST chairman/secretary/board member
of many years is completing a sponsored 75 mile cycle ride in aid of The Royal Free
Hospital and it’s Liver Cancer charity. The board thought it appropriate to make a
donation of £100 to Graham’s fund in recognition of his many years service to the trust
and Farnborough supporters. Vandalised toilets. Kevin and Phil asked the Trust, on behalf of the club, if it could help out financially with the repair of the vandalised toilets. A plan was being formulated to substantially reinforce the building to prevent any further structural damage, probably by the use of steel plating. The majority of the work will be carried out in the close season. It was agreed by the board that a sum of £1500 would be put aside to help fund the project.

8. Date and time of next meeting
Monday 3rd April.

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BARTON (Play-Off Final) and EGHAM (Play-Off Semi-Final) – 50/50 Draws

The prize of £207 for the Barton Play-Off Final 50/50 draw was won by John Thompson. The winning ticket number was 3864. John kindly donated £7 back to the FaST funds. Thanks to all who bought tickets.

The prize of £121 for the Egham Play-Off Semi-Final 50/50 draw was won by Sarah Hoyle. The winning ticket number was 3295. Thanks to all who bought tickets.

The black bucket on the FaST table can be used to contribute to the ‘Boost the Boro’ scheme which makes contributions to the Player Budget. The Egham collection was upwards of £110 swelled by anther large donation from Richard Davies. Thank you Richard.

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FaST Board Meeting Thursday 4th Aug 2016 7:30pm Held at Farnborough Football Club

Present: GW, PM, JD, KD, BB.

  1. Apologies for absence. Apologies had been received from Paul, Rob, Luke and Malcolm.
  2. Secretary’s Report. The Registered Address of the Trust is now Phil’s home address having been transferred from outgoing secretary Graham Ellicott’s address.
    Phil reported back the he had been invited to the Farnborough FC board meeting held on 26th July 2016, attended by owner Rob Prince, Chairman Simon Gardener, Club Secretary Jim Hardy and were later joined by Manager Spencer Day. Notable items of interest to FaST were:
  •  The relationship between the club and Farnborough Youth was explained by Rob and how the two parties are planning to work together more with the youth adopting the same kit and occasional use of the ground.
  • The club is to adopt a local charity which it is hoped will be Frimley Park Children’s Ward.
  • Players would be asked to mingle more with the supporters, especially in the bar after a match.
  • Rob outlined plans to produce lots of flyers for circulation to the local community throughout the season with special promotions, 2 for 1, kids free etc.
  1. Treasurer’s Report. Although Paul was absent a brief rundown was given by Phil of the latest position following consultation with Paul.
    As of 30th July. Cash in bank £9650 plus membership fees held by Bob/Phil
    Loan made to club of £690. Burger bar profits to service this loan. £155 profit made at Kingstonian friendly to be repaid imminently.
    Future payment for burger bar costs, £813.37 to Phil for materials. Neil Shoesmith’s labour charges likely to be £1500 on his return from holiday.
    Hence £7500 approx for future projects plus Boost the Boro.
  2. Membership Secretary’s Report. 48 paid up members, 3 renewals pending.
  3. FaST projects including Boost the Boro scheme. Kevin gave the board members present a tour of the burger bar.
    Flood light bulbs had been replaced the previous day, the money for which was loaned to the club by FaST, using a cherry picker funded by FaST.
    Boost the Boro at an early stage. More information to follow at next board meeting when hopefully Paul will be present to give us an update.
  4. A.O.B. A couple of items were raised for Phil/Kevin to take forward to the next club board meeting:
  • Any possibility of a fans forum or social evening with the players.
  • An update on the Cafe as FaST money had helped with the refurbishment of
    the kitchen.
  • What are the plans for it/are we going to rent it out?

    Date and Time of next meeting.
    T hursday 6th October, 7.30 in Platinum Lounge at Farnborough FC.


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