It was pleasing to see a good attendance for the first meeting of the 2015/16 season with 15 turning up including a couple of new members joining up.
The following games have been listed to try to attend. If you wish to go to any of these please contact Giles asap. Note you need to have paid your NDSSC subscription before tickets can be applied for through the club.
Saturday 15/08/2015 Stoke (h) 15.00
Saturday 22/08/15 Leicester (a) 15:00
Sunday 20/09/15 Crystal Palace (h) 13.30
Saturday 03/10/2015 Swansea (a) 15.00 ***
Saturday 17/10/2015 Liverpool (h) 15:00
Saturday 31/10/2015 Aston Villa (h) 15:00
Saturday 21/11/2015 West Ham (h) 15:00
Saturday 12/12/2015 Newcastle (h) 15:00 ***
*** whilst listed with these dates on the fixture list at Spurs website they will be moved to the Sunday because of the Europa league fixtures. Those in October, November and December are also subject to change for TV but these are not known at this time.
Manchester United (a) A few have expressed an interest and will try to go with Somerset Spurs. For those that wish to meet up and watch on TV, it has been suggested that you meet at the Bull and Bear, 128 Boutport Street, Barnstaple.
Finances – At the AGM it was estimated that around £1200-£1400 should be in hand at the end of the season. It was in fact £1562.28. We started the season with £1274.94 so a surplus of £287.34.
A reminder – For the forthcoming season 2015/16, club members under 16 will not be required to contribute towards bus transport i.e. all they need to pay for is the match ticket.
As reported at the AGM Torridgeside Football Club have purchased their promised footballs and a cheque was given to Kevin Payne at the meeting for the other promised donation.
There was discussion regarding the minibus drivers having both their ticket and transport costs funded by the club. The club occasionally runs low on funds where several matches come close together so it was proposed by Butch Cole that the petrol money element is paid by the drivers on match days but then reimbursed to them at the end of the season. This was voted upon and unanimously agreed.
The possibility of “shared” driving was also put forward as an option as it is a “long day” for one driver.
Fantasy Football League– once again Guy Cable will be co-ordinating this. A couple of rules for the forthcoming season – the winner has to be a member of NDSSC and there must be NO Arsenal players selected at any time during the season!!
Any Other Business – Giles (chairman) thanked the club members for their appreciation shown for all the hard work put in last season in providing him with some liquid refreshment in both can and bottle form for his trip to Glastonbury. Thanks to Gary Paine for organising this and he will be collecting contributions towards this on the next few trips!!
Subscriptions – as noted in last newsletter
26 members have so far renewed. Prices are £10 for an adult member and £15 for a family membership – 1 adult and any number of children under 16 (as at 1 June 2015).
To tie in with Tottenham membership, the due date for renewals is set as 1 June.
Payment can be made in a variety of ways.
By cheque – payable to North Devon Spurs Supporters Club. Post to Gary Paine – 2 Hamilton Close, Bideford, EX39 3DS.
By direct transfer to the club bank account – sort code 404423 account number 01387383
Please ensure your name is clearly shown.
New for this year – by direct debit. Many pay the Tottenham membership by direct debit – just set it up and it is done each year, and it is now possible to do this for your NDSSC membership. Simply go to http://bit.ly/NDSSC15 (family member) or http://bit.ly/NDSSC10 (adult member) and enter your bank details. The payment will be taken on 1st of the month and annually thereafter, but you can of course cancel it at any time.
Membership forms – we are not looking for existing members to complete membership application forms this year, but we would ask you to do so if there are any changes to your details e.g. address, telephone, email etc. You can download a form (or direct any prospective new members) to download) from the website https://www.northdevonspursclub.co.uk.
2015/16 Season Costs are: – Category A – £70, Category B – £65, Category C – £60.
Next Meeting – second Thursday in October – October 8th.