As the dust settles after a frantic first season in the National league. The rebuilding process has already begun in earnest and we have already seen new faces arrive, in Braintree Town Captain Kenny Davis and Woking wide man Bruno Andrade, who have both signed on the dotted line.
The club at present are talking to potential signings on a daily basis and things are going well in this respect. Players have liked what they’ve seen when shown around our vastly improved facilities and we hope to have further news on players coming to Meadow Park in the not to distant future.
The aim for the 2016/17 season is simple. We are planning to make it the most successful season in our clubs history. Having had the experience of a heart stopping and nail biting finale, where we retained our league status on the last day of the season. We certainly do not plan on going through that again..
However that experience for the club, the chairman, the staff, the manager, the players and our supporters, will stand us all in good stead for our recruitment and the coming season..
As everyone knows transport, security, players and day time training, do not come cheap in the National League. So when you look at where we are in comparison to other clubs support in this league, it’s fair to say the perception is that we are punching massively above our weight. But if we are going to progress and really belong amongst these “bigger” clubs, then we really do need the towns and the surrounding areas support and backing.
To date we have sold just 51 Season Tickets, which when you compare that to the numbers that have been sold by Tranmere over 1500, Maidstone 1200, Sutton just over 1000 Wrexham 1100 etc.. It puts into perspective just how far behind our support base is compared to these clubs. It also shows the amount the Chairman has to find to cover any shortfalls..
We have checked and we have amongst the cheapest season ticket prices for next season and we would encourage, as many of our supporters and local residents to come, get involved and share our underdog journey and who knows where it might lead us… Perhaps a top half finish, perhaps the Play-offs or perhaps a dream of travelling down Wembley Way in the FA Trophy, with the whole town turning out??
So come on all you locals, help us do a Leicester City.. We’re much cheaper than the big London clubs, were cheaper than Watford, we are cheaper than Barnet and your money really does make a huge difference to what we’re trying to achieve..
Remember unlike the pro clubs, we do not receive anything from the FA and nothing from the Sky TV deal other than a bill to show it in our bar.. We also get nothing from the football hierarchy for our academy’s and as such we have to rely on our sponsors, our other income streams, the chairman and his company to compete..
Yet in spite of everything, we have still managed to progress our tiny club, all the way to the National League and National football is now on every local supporters doorstep. So please have a good think and perhaps you may decide we are good value for money in comparison the the pro clubs and that you want to get behind your local club and help us achieve further success??
Our early bird season ticket deadline, has as a goodwill gesture been extended throughout June to allow as many supporters as possible, to take advantage of the great savings on our Matchday prices.
EARLY BIRD SEASON TICKET PRICES
(£9.95 per game and includes highlights package and e match day programme)..
SAVING £185 ON MATCHDAY PRICES
(£8.85 per game and includes highlights package and e match day programme)..
SAVING £100 ON MATCHDAY PRICES
UNDER 16’s £99
(£4.65 per game)..
SAVING £85 ON MATCHDAY PRICES
UNDER 12’s £30
(£1.30 per game)..
SAVING £62 ON MATCHDAY PRICES
NATIONAL LEAGUE MATCH DAY PRICES 2016/17
ADULTS – £18
OAPS – £13
UNDER 16’s – £8
UNDER 12’s – £4