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Harrogate Town: Supporters Club

Posted by Kit Walton
Posted on Tue 1 Jan 2019
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Good afternoon, and a Happy New Year to you all. A local derby over the festive season. Who would have thought it? Christmas actually lasts for twelve days of course, so I’m increasingly puzzled why on the 27th (day 3) people routinely ask me if I had a good Christmas!

Hopefully, those stockings will have contained a certain amount of cash, so where better to spend some of it than on a Supporters Club t-shirt? Retailing at £12, they will be available beneath the East and South Stands today.

This time of year, gives us a short lull in Supporters Club activity, although there is plenty on the horizon, including the sponsored match (Ebbsfleet, March 9th), the annual race night with RAOB, the annual raffle and a sponsored walk to look forward to before the season’s finale.

Our usual thanks again go to Supporters Club sponsor Daz Playford and his company DJ Decorators. If you should decide to use DJ, just let them know you are doing it through FCHT advertising, and they will donate to the Supporters Club.

As regular readers will know, I include a further extract from the “Halifax Town AFC Official History Handbook 1892 to 1922/3” This section is entitled “The Rise of Halifax Town”:

The Halifax Town Club rose like Phoenix from the ashes of the defunct club, which used to play at Thrum Hall in the early evening after the Rugby game was finished. At a meeting in May 1911, the new club was formed, with a capital of £1,250 in 2,500 shares of 10 shillings each. The first board of directors comprised Dr Muir (president) and Messrs Braginton, Black, Standeven, Buckley, Denison, Stansfield, Tweedie, Brown, Wilkinson and Horsfall, whilst Mr McClelland was appointed secretary, a post which he still fills (in 1923).

Finally, an appeal with a difference. We are always looking for new blood on the Supporters Club committee, but it has been recently suggested to me that the way forward should be an “internet savvy” group of younger fans who know how to encompass the world of technology to our advantage. Our local rugby league club has their successful “LS28” group, and they appear to have refreshed new ideas. So why not? Is there a group of younger supporters out there who could revolutionise the running of the Supporters Club? Such a group would of course be given complete freedom to operate however they wished. How about it?

See you soon,      Kit.

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