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Max Fleet, one of the Club’s media team is currently completing an undergraduate dissertation surrounding fan engagement within professional football and is basing his investigation on a case study of Woking Football Club. He is assessing whether fan engagement and commercial activity have been enhanced at the club since the American investment in late 2020.
As part of this study he would be extremely grateful to anyone who can spare 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire, with a range of various Woking FC related questions. The results will go towards analysing the relationship between fan engagement and foreign investment in professional football, while also providing some useful fan feedback on ways that you would like the club to improve going forward.The link is below for anyone interested, shares and reposts to friends and family are greatly appreciated, any questions please let Max know! (email@example.com)
The Club is using its facilities to put on a special Pumpkin Party for younger fans on 30th October before the game v Altrincham at 1.00pm. It’s free of charge.
Next Sunday (the 26th September) will see the Archbishop of Canterbury appearing at a football stadium for the first time.
The focus is hope as we move out of the Pandemic and the format is simple – alongside a few short interviews he will speak briefly and then simply take any questions – nothing is off the agenda.
The Archbishop’s section will be from 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm on Sunday 26th September but, prior to that, from 2.50 pm the club will be hosting a short pre-event involving 5 times football freestyle Guinness world record holder Daniel Cutting and interviews with management and players.
Admission is free but by ticket. The easiest thing is simply to book your ticket using the QR code or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07976351891
Woking Football Club today announced that both Tuesday’s home match vs. Bromley and Saturday’s home match vs. Chesterfield have been postponed.
This follows a positive test by one of the playing squad.
The club is in discussions with both clubs and will announce new dates shortly. Purchased tickets remain valid for the new date.
Cardinals in the Community (CITC) support of Mascots and Club Visits
For this season CITC requires volunteers to assist with providing tours to local clubs and looking after Mascots on matchdays. There will be a local club attending each Saturday match day but Mascots will not be every game.
Club visits will require a short tour of the changing rooms and boardroom, organising ball collectors and a guard of honour onto the pitch.
Mascots will also require a tour, some warm up time on the pitch with the players and then assistance in leading the team out with the Captain.
To find out more please email email@example.com
Woking FC support as Supporters Return
With the return of supporters the Football Club is creating a “fanzone”. This will provide an area for supporters to enjoy a family atmosphere before watching the match. Within the zone, we will provide activities for the children, spot the ball, wordsearches etc as well as other physical challenges such as the number of touches on a ball in 1 minute.
There will also be a designated area for a nominated charity to provide information on services they provide in the local community; there will also be an opportunity to donate.
A volunteer is required to provide materials to children to complete activities and record scores of any challenges
We require volunteers to oversee this area and if there are a number of individuals interested, this could be completed on a rota basis.
Information will be provided before completing the first session.
Again to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Next two dates
Monday 9th August: 5 pm – 7 pm (before our friendly at our neighbors at Westfield)
Thursday 12th August: 10:30 am – 11:30am (prior to and during our Junior Cards event)
The Club Shop will be open during these times to purchase new merchandise, and Season Ticket Holders can utilise their 20% off discount.
On Friday 13th August, come down to the Laithwaite Community Stadium for an Exclusive First Team Meet and Greet. The Meet and Greet will run from 4pm – 8pm, and you can collect your Season Tickets between 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, enjoy your 20% off in the Club Shop. The Cards Bar and the Burger Van will be open and food and drink will be available for purchase. All Season Ticket Holders are welcome to attend even if your Season Ticket cards have already been collected.
Tickets will also be available for collection prior to the first home game of the season v Halifax Town on the 28th August.
Reminder: To collect your ticket(s) you will be required to show identification. All Season Ticket Holders who have a carer ticket due to their disability will need to bring either a PIP letter, DLA letter or some form of proof that they need a carer.
Access to ground will be by gate to right of the red Guest entrance door which will be open.
If you require further assistance, please email the club at email@example.com.
The Cards Trust board met informally with John Katz, Rosemary Johnson, Alan Dowson, Martin Tyler and Mick Livesey to discuss cooperation between the Trust and the Club. John Katz was also briefed on the status and activities of the Trust, although he was already aware of the important contribution, in finance and in other ways, by Trust members.
No formal decisions were made, but there was discussion of the changes that John Katz is making at the stadium which are intended to make the ground a more attractive place to visit on match days and at other times. He has a lot of experience in the US with catering and entertainment in the US and has a lot of ideas (although he knows that not every idea that works there will work in the UK!). He also explained that he will be moving to the area in August so that he can devote more time to his work at the club.
Among topics discussed were discounts for Trust members at the Club shop, which will be having a sale. The Club is developing a new online shop service that should mean faster service for online purchases. Unfortunately, the business arrangement for the website mean that the Club doesn’t feel able to offer discounts for online purchases. The Club is also looking to update its website inline with its new identity and the new badge.
All aspects of the matchday experience are being reviewed and the Trust has put forward its facilities for polling fans via its website.
The Trust has agreed the use of Club facilities for some social events, when things get unlocked. The Club is also providing some welcome gifts for Young Cards fans.
The welcome boards at the ground will be updated and the Trust is also updating the ‘Time Line’ outside the bar as it stopped nearly 10 years ago.
On the evening following, John Katz also met fans at an informal late-notice event and outlined a lot of his ideas. Alan Dowson also confirmed that he has around half his squad finalised for next season, with a plan to have around 18 players in the squad.
The Club is planning to work on further improving the playing surface for next season. As well as new mowing equipment there is a plan to acquire a new motorised sprayer. The Trust is making a donation of £5,500 to the Club to pay for the sprayer, with most of the money coming from the 400 Club. Thanks to all that have donated and taken part.
As you may be aware, the developers that the Club were working with over the plans for a new stadium have submitted revised plans for developing the area around the stadium.
These do not have the support of the Club as they do not provide the facilities of the original application and would restrict the Club’s potential for development in the future. In fact, the Club is actively opposing these revised plans and we plan to post a link to the Club’s detailed objections, lodged with the Council, in case you would like to add any personal objections once these become available for viewing.
Here are the detailed objections by the Club to the appeal.