Chairman’s chatter – November 2017
As Chairman of the Heanor Branch of DCFC Supporters Club, I would like to welcome you along to our new website which is a result of much hard work by Branch member Geoff Marsden who took up the challenge when our previous webmaster, Shaun Pearson had to relinquish the role due to other commitments. Our aim is to keep the website as current and as relevant as possible and you can help by submitting any photos, articles, comments etc which could enhance the site. This can be done via the Contact Us section of the site.
One of the Branch aims is to help local people support Derby County and we operate transport to all home games and most away games. If you are interested in using our transport feel free to get in touch (see Fixture List section). Fare to home games is £5 return per person and there are various pick up points from Hilltop, Eastwood, through Langley Mill, Heanor and Smalley.
We are lucky enough to have an extremely hard working and dedicated committee who are all involved in making Heanor one of the largest and most successful branches around. In the About Us section you will find names and contact details for us all, if we can help, please get in touch. You can also do this via the Heanor Rams Facebook page.
Every year we raise money for charity, this years recipient is Prostate Cancer UK which is also supported by Jeff Stelling of SkySports fame. We will soon be selling tickets for our Christmas raffle and all proceeds, along with those from our recent Quiz Night will go to this worthy cause.
Until next time, take care and Up the Rams!
Chairman’s message 3rd January 2018
After a busy Christmas period, both from a personal and a football perspective, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all of us at Heanor Rams to wish all of our members a very happy and healthy New Year. Thanks to all of you for your support over the last calendar year, both by using branch transport and by supporting our various events and fund raising efforts.
Let us hope that come May we are celebrating together a successful season for the Rams and the continuing demise of our friends down the road!
As you know. At the beginning of the season we were forced to increase the cost of bus fares to home games to try to prevent the losses we made last season. This has been a successful decision and we are now at a point where we were delighted to be able to offer free transport to everyone who used the buses to the Millwall home game just before Christmas. It is not our intention to make a profit on any of our transport and any excess made will continue to be given back to members in the form of subsidised transport.
The games come thick and fast now right through to the end of the season. Away games are always a challenge for us as we have to order tickets so far in advance of the game, the sooner you can let us know that you want tickets, the more chance we have of obliging. Always contact our Transport Secretary Darren Curzon to make your booking, if you cannot contact Darren please try another contact off the contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. When ordering away tickets we will need your customer number as this is required by Derby County.
Until next time, thanks again for your support and ‘Up the Rams’