Chairmans Chatter


This report gives a brief overview of the Branch activities for the season just ended.

I can confirm that the committee has once again met the objectives set down in the branch Constitution, to promote and encourage support of the Football Club within Heanor and the surrounding area, mainly by providing transport to home and away games whenever possible.

Social events organised by the Branch included the Christmas Dinner and Raffle, along with our Annual Quiz, both of which were extremely successful this year, a total of £782.00 was raised and donated to the Ben’s Den charity. We also made our usual £50.00 donation to the Welfare Children’s Pantomime fund.

Other successful events organised included the weekend trip to Blackpool and the day trip to Scarborough and York. Thanks to Mick and Diane Looms for the hard work in organising the weekend away so successfully and to Martin Daybell and Ian Buxton for organising the day trip.

The website has continued to develop, thanks to Geoff Marsden. Geoff is always keen to receive any contributions from members for the website.

Thanks go to all committee members who’s hard work and commitment have ensured the smooth running of the Branch for another season. Thanks also go to all the members who supported Branch transport, the aforementioned events and fund raising efforts.

Of course, this season we again reached the play-off final which is always a challenge for the committee to arrange the necessary transport to enable our members to attend Wembley with the branch. As usual, we pulled together to ensure that the trip ran as smoothly as possible given the short turn round time from semi-final to final. Thanks to everyone who helped with the organisation of the coaches.

The new season will no doubt bring its own challenges and I wish the new committee, once elected, all the best in ensuring another successful season for the branch and hopefully for the Football Club.

Presented to AGM on 20.06.19
Martin Plant – Chairman 2018-2019 season.