Halifax Town Supporters Club has been in existence for many, many years and it’s prime role is in the title. We are a club that is there to ‘support’ our football club in whatever way we can.
A frequent observation is our name. Why are we called Halifax Town Supporters Club and not FC Halifax Town Supporters Club? It’s simple really, we wanted to retain a link to the old club whilst embracing everything the new club has to offer.
Our mission statement sets out what we want to achieve:
Our objective is to be the best Non League Supporters Club in terms of percentage of members to the fan base, funds generation, administrative standards, public relations, cost controls and effectiveness.
Grand plans? Yes, they certainly are. But, Yes, we do believe they are achievable. However, to reach our goal we do have to rely on the support of our members.
Over the years the Supporters Club have been there to provide the hierarchy at the football club with support, both morally and financial. But, in the 1980’s under the chairmanship of Derek Newiss a social emphasis was introduced with regular open to question meetings at which guests from within the club or the football world in general answered questions from the floor to provide an insight into the club and game we all love.
This format continued during Robert Battye’s year as Chairman before Kit Walton took over. And, the concept is still the same with a number of evenings each season where fans can hear the views of the Board of Directors, Manager and members of the first team squad.
The fund raising activities have continued over the years and the old club constantly needed our financial input. Each season we set ourselves a target and initiatives have included Raffles, Race Nights, Car Washes, Open Days, Sponsored Events, Treasure Hunts, Cabaret Nights, Fancy Dress Days to name but a few!
To achieve any form of success we are reliant on our members and we are looking to increase the numbers we have. Membership is an inexpensive way of showing your support and entitles you to attend any of our meetings, a members benefit package and a regular newsletter that keeps you abreast of all Supporters Club activities.
The Supporters Club can only we as good as it’s members and we do hope you will join in the fun.
The current Committee is made up of:
Chairman – Kit Walton
Vice Chairman – Andy Gilchrist
Secretary – Stewart Heaton
Treasurer – Roger Bottomley
Committee Members: Rachel Kershaw and Sarah Kershaw.
We are always on the lookout for new personnel to join the committee and anyone who has a genuine interest in FC Halifax Town, has a few hours spare each month and is available to work for just an hour pre match is an ideal candidate.
All enquiries should be made to the Chairman or by E-Mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of any forthcoming Supporters Club events are advertised on the Clubs website, Evening Courier and as we move forward we are looking to issue regular E-Mails to those who provide an E-Mail address when the take out membership.
Download our application form here