Welcome to new board member Bob Clarke
New Trust board member Bob Clarke - of Duston, Northampton - attended his first meeting at the start of the month.
Bob is a season-ticket holder at Sixfields and is a life member of Northampton Town Supporters Trust.
Bob has extensive experience of and expertise in the world of business and we wish him a happy and fulfilling time on the board.
The trust board going into the New Year is as follows:- Andy Roberts (chairman), Roger Averill (vice-chairman), Trina Smith (treasurer), Stuart Taylor (membership), Mick Ford (Community Trust rep), Cheryl Byrne, Kevin Simons (co-opted), Garry Harris, Shane Webster (co-opted), Keith Buckby, Kevin O'Brien, Barry Collins, Bob Clarke.
Helen Hickman (board secretary).
The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 February - any Trust member is welcome to attend as a guest but should make a formal application to Helen Hickman via email email@example.com
The new NTFC Supporters Ltd website, with a forum section created to discuss Trust topics, goes live later this month. Media release to follow shortly.
Exeter City visit
Andy Roberts, Helen Hickman and Trina Smith were guests of Exeter City FC for the Cobblers visit at the beginning of December.
The trust guests were given a tour of Exeter's St James Park stadium, a glowing reflection of a 100 per cent community-owned club that works so hard on behalf of its supporters.
We would like to publicly thank Elaine Davis, Nick Hawker and the other Trust officials for their generous hospitality and for making the visit so special.
We look forward to welcoming four members of the Grecians Trust to Sixfields next month when we sponsor the home match with Exeter.
Meeting with NTFC
The Trust is hoping for a meeting with NTFC officials within the next few weeks to learn more about the development opportunities at Sixfields. We will let you know once we have a meeting arranged, or otherwise.
New Year Raffle
The annual New Year Raffle will be drawn in Carr's Bar shortly after the end of the home game with Morecambe this coming Saturday.
East stand development
The board received an update on the status of the east stand develoopment on the back of a Freedom of Information application to Northampton Borough Council. A media release will follow shortly.