Meet The Manager And The Chairman
For those who were unable to attend the above meeting, prior to the Question and Answer session with Manager Mark Morsley, Chairman Phil Turner advised those present of the recent developments that have taken place off the pitch, and in no particular order, here is a list of some of the activities undertaken since the last meeting.
The club are delighted to announce they have concluded a FIVE-year, sponsorship deal with Greene King and Coca Cola which comes in at the end of the month.
Andrew Long has been appointed as the club's new Commercial Director. He will be taking responsibility for the Clubs Commercial activities. Not only does he have a background in non-league football, having played for Nuneaton Borough and Solihull but he is also qualified lawyer and will also look after our legal, Health and Safety and employment responsibilities.
The club have recently employed a full time Catering Manager; Cally Brooks is beginning to expand the kitchen operations and is providing lunches for our academy students during the day, and will be shortly increasing this to provide canteen facilities for local companies and community groups in the area. This is in addition to providing food for functions, events and match days.
The club have now confirmed the appointment of Laura Maxim as the clubs Supporters Liaison Officer. She will act as the link between the Supporters and the Board and will attend Board Meetings, once a quarter.
An Events Committee has recently been formed to take on the responsibility for promoting, marketing and running events at the club. We are also looking at ideas to improve and expand our end of season celebrations.
The club are presently looking to appoint a commercial manager to promote the club’s activities to secure advertising and sponsorships from the local area. The response and interest has been encouraging and will be looking to appoint someone in the very near future.
Ian Miller has taken on the role of Football in the Community Officer and is now actively promoting the academy and youth facilities in local schools, organising holiday camps, birthday parties and coaching sessions.
Unfortunately, Brian Andrews has had to stand down from his cleaning duties due to ill health and we have now appointed a new cleaner. Vicky Collings started last week and we all welcome her to the club.
The club is always looking for volunteers, so if you have any spare time and would like to become more involved with the running of the club please make contact with any member of the board.
THE AFC SUDBURY END OF SEASON EVENT
As the club continues to grow last year we struggled to fit in the club house for the Grassroots end of season Presentation and the Academy end of season Presentation, this year we are going to try something new with erecting a large Marquee on the practice pitch, to make the most of the Marquee have proposed the following events
Friday 11th May - Take That Tribute band show with tickets going on sale shortly
Saturday 12th May - Sports-mans dinner, With speakers to be announced shortly, This event was never viable in the club house because of restricted space
Sunday 13th May - Grassroots end of season presentation
Wednesday 16th May - Bingo in the Big Top - Big Prizes with enough space to sit up to 250 people
Friday 18th May - Main Club end of season dinner - Hog Roast - Presentations and live Music, Ticket prices to be kept low to attract as many supporters as possible
Saturday 19th May - Marquee hired out for private party, this will be a busy night as we will also have a party running in the club house
Sunday 20th May - Academy Presentation and fun day with Zorb Football etc, with BBQ and Live music
We are looking for volunteers to help organise these events, the supporters club have run the End of Season Dinner for the last few seasons and again have come to the fore to help and assist. However, if anyone else who would like to get involved in any of the events please let contact the club or speak to any official on a match day.
Darren Theobald is helping to co-ordinate the events and the club are delighted he is back with his organisational expertise.
Finally, the club would just like to thank the two supporters who wrote in, expressing their concern about results. I hope the four consecutive wins have eased their fears of relegation. The reason for the Meet the Manager & Chairman nights is to keep everyone informed of what we are trying to achieve both on and off the pitch, and give you the supporter the chance to ask any questions.
Unfortunately one letter was just signed “From a disgruntled supporter, one of many”. The Club's Directors and Management Team are always available on match days both home and away, so please talk to us to raise any issues or concerns. We welcome your feedback and will always do our best to give you a straight and honest answer.