gogledd

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    Rugby League, Wheelchair RL, Cycling, Walking, Motorcycling
  1. Hi Yakstorm, Thanks for your message. Anyone can join - we'll have members from Venezuala as well as Devon and Kent in the UK. Nominally £1 buys you a share - which is not transferable, has no resale value and cannot be cashed in - but it does give you a vote in Trust decisions. We've yet to outline our constitution but some votes will need all-member decisions, some will be a majority of those in attendance at a meeting. Whether your in North Wales or elsewhere we intend to keep members updated by email. Although £1 buys a share we are asking members for £30 per annum for membership to actually build up the Trust to invest in the club. The only stipulation on what the funding is used for (so far) is that we don't pay down the historic club debt unless all members vote to do so. We intend the Trust as a new income stream rather than a way of the club paying down the debt - the current Board of Directors have a financial plan for dealing with this issue. If you'd like to be kept informed of progress please e-mail crust2017@gmail.com and I'll put you on the mailing list. Diolch GOG
  2. Longboard: We are now waiting for Supporters Direct to supply us with the documents to register with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) we have to do this before we can open a bank account. We will also get a draft Constitution sorted out. We are going to set up and Interim Committee to get all this sorted out and then we will stand down at our first AGM and we will have an open election where any member can stand for the committee. £1 buys you a share and each shareholder gets one vote - we are then asking people to add another £29 (mimimum, so membership will be £30 per annum but you pay more if you wish. The amount each member contributes will be private. I'm hoping we can have the Trust up and running for the start of the season proper - or shortly after anyway. The target was 300 members but I have a distibution list of about 60ish at the moment.
  3. Last night a meting of North Wales Crusaders supporters voted unanimously to form the Crusaders Supporters Trust. Supporters Direct and Wrexham FC Supporters Trust gave a presentation on what Supporters Direct does to assist clubs to form Supporters Trusts and WST were there to inform us how they started the Trust for the football club which as led the club to be totally owned by fans and has gone on to run the club and to gain finacial control the Racecourse from prevous owners. Crusaders Supporters Trust will work with the current North Wales Crusaders Board of Directors but the Trust will provide an independent investment stream and supporters will take part-ownership of the club and hopefully help get the club running on sound finances. If anyone wants to become involved e-mail crust2017@gmail.com
  4. Last night a meting of North Wales Crusaders supporters voted unanimously to form the Crusaders Supporters Trust. Supporters Direct and Wrexham FC Supporters Trust gave a presentation on what Supporters Direct does to assist clubs to form Supporters Trusts and WST were there to inform us how they started the Trust for the football club which as led the club to be totally owned by fans and has gone on to run the club and to gain finacial control the Racecourse from prevous owners. Crusaders Supporters Trust will work with the current North Wales Crusaders Board of Directors but the Trust will provide an independent investment stream and supporters will take part-ownership of the club and hopefully help get the club running on sound finances. If anyone wants to become involved e-mail crust2017@gmail.com
  5. Total RL Forum just amazes me. People will take every opportunity to moan about stuff (104 pages about Bradford Bulls - not much of it positive!) Yet I post a positive thread, trying to point people in the direction of the BBC Get Inspired webpages, genuinely trying to help out other clubs get their messages out and it doesn't even merit one reply. Ah well, I shouldn't be surprised really.
  6. Positives: A good turnout for our first game at Queensway Gameday arrangements went well. Food and drink were well apreciated and actually added to the club finances. Lots of support from a friendly bunch of Swinton Fans (40+ estimated) We didn't get nilled by a very good Swinton team 6 debutants got to play their first game for Crusaders To work on: Cut out penalties - particularly lying on - we got pinged for that too many times Capitalise on pressure when we build it MoTM No.15 for Swinton. He was unstoppable and bossed the game
  7. A good turn out from Swinton supporters yesterday - thanks for supporting the game in such numbers. One of your fans won the 50/50 half-time raffle: A cheque is on its way! Swinton took good advantage of the chances on offer where Crusaders didn't capitalise on our pressure in the first half. We seemed to get stronger as the game went on but didn't have an answer for your No.15 who bossed the game. Swinton looking like a good outfit and should compete well in the Championship. Pob lwc/ Best of luck
  8. I witnessed Joe Cobb give one of the worst refereeing performances ever at a North Wales Crusaders game a few seasons back, however I have seen him give decent performances once he was promoted to Super League but he was prone to howlers Whatever we feel about his performances as a referee he should never be subject to bullying and homophobia by his employers. If this is endemic as suggested by some of the posts above then this goes against the whole "Respect" ethos of treating everyone equally no mater what their age, race gender, gender orientation, faith or sexual orientation. The RFL must treat the allegations seriously and ensure all players referees ,officials directors, managers, employees and volunteers can be involved in Rugby League without prejudice.
  9. Good stuff. this caught my eye as a retired firefighter so I watched the Dragons TV footage. It seemed a lot slower than I remember when I went to Fire Service training school - but in fairness they weren't familiar with the drills and the equipment. It looked like a good bonding session.
  10. I've registered North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Team on the BBC Get Inspired pages of their website. It was pretty easy to set up. I thought it may be something that other clubs may want to use to attract players or volunteers and advertise their activities. It could help, you never know. http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activity/wheelchair-rugby-league-02/occurrence/831319
  11. I hope there are lots of Lions fans able to make the trip. We look forward to making you all very welcome.
  12. Hi Riggy. I've just been browsing the Swinto Lions RLFC website. The direction to the North Wales Crusaders game on Sunday 15th January is directing them to the Racecourse Stadium. We now play at Queensway Stadium Queensway Wrexham LL 13 8UH. If your coming in via the A483 from Chester turn of at Junction 6 onto the A5156 (Nantwich) follow this over the first roundabout and on to where the A5156 meets the A534. Take the second exit (right) onto Styt Holt (Holt Street) go straight on across 2 roundabouts. You pass a pub and shops (on your right) near a pedestrian crossing. Turn Left into Montgomery Road (speed bumps) and continue until you reach a roundabout. Queensway Stadium is the first exit off this roundabout. Can you update your website. I hope this is helpful. Mark (Crusaders Supporters Club)
  13. I met up with Andy Moulsdale today. He went to see Swinton v Oldham at the weekend and tells me that Swinton have a strong squad and will give us a stern test. Lets hope we get a good crowd out to cheer on the lads.