6th December 2018
The SST Annual General Meeting
The SST Annual General Meeting followed by an Open Board Meeting was held in the McIIroy suite at Macclesfield Football Club on Monday 18th November 2018.
The minutes of both meetings together with other relevant information has been made available for downloading below:-
3rd December 2018
Following on from the recent SST AGM and subsequent board meeting, the SST board have been working on a number of initiatives. I am therefore writing on behalf of my fabulous colleagues on the SST board to provide you with an update; most notably that which is in response to the open letter sent to the club last week.
Open Letter to Kevin Green; the Chief Executive of MTFC
A letter (see below) documenting the concerns raised by SST members and fans was sent to chief executive Kevin Green on the 24th November. We requested Kevin formally respond by Monday 3rd December.
Since this time majority shareholder Amar Alkadhi has contacted the SST and requested that he (rather than Kevin) provides a response. The fact that Amar has personally intervened demonstrates evidence of positivity with regard to the possibility of more open communication channels between the hierarchy of the club and the fans. In view of this, it has been agreed that the deadline be extended until the end of this week by the very latest to allow Amar the time to give a detailed response to us. This will of course be highlighted on the SST website in addition to Wraggs to Riches & The Star Lane End sites.
The SST website is currently undergoing a revamp, so please feel free to browse through and see if you can spot anything new!
Home Page: https://www.sstrust.uk
It is now so much easier to join the SST, as we have updated the registration forms to include account details & pay-pal details.
Join Us: https://www.sstrust.uk/join-us/
Throughout the 2017/18 season and during the summer of 2018, the SST (in collaboration with the Super Silk Lotto on a number of initiatives) have provided funding towards the following:
A huge vote of thanks to YOU in supporting these fundraising initiatives.
Easyfundraising is the completely FREE way in which you can help raise funds for the SST which of course helps the Silkmen cause, and it can be done so easily whilst you shop online.
By using easyfundraising to buy goods from such well-known retailers as Booking.com and Amazon, a percentage of your spends goes to the SST at NO additional cost to you.
It's easy to register and use, so find out how using our '3 step guide' at https://www.sstrust.uk/fundraising/easyfundraising/
Santa, the SST and in turn your club all benefit. ?
As 2018 draws to a close and with the input of new board members with new ideas, the SST are looking to re-launch in 2019 with contemporary aims and objectives. The more members we have, the stronger the influence we can have in support of our beloved club. Of course the more we can do to help improve the fan experience. Whether this is about the need for a new Butch's Bar; a new scoreboard or new bins around the ground, we would like the fans that we represent to have more of a say. This is not only with regards to how any funds raised are spent, but as to how the voices of the Silkmen faithful are heard in helping influence positive change at our beloved club.
25th November 2018
Letter to the Chief Executive
24th November 2018
Mr. Kevin Green
Macclesfield Town Football Club
Moss Rose Stadium
First of all as the recently appointed Chairman of the Silkmen Supporters Trust (SST) I would like to welcome you to this fantastic club of ours, and look forward to a positive and effective working relationship with you in the weeks and months to come. I would now like to take this opportunity to raise a number of issues of concern that have been raised to us by our fiercely loyal fan-base, and for which we request that you provide a formal response to us. I would like to make it clear to you that this is an open letter and the contents of which will be available to be seen on the SST website and the unofficial websites of Wraggs to Riches and The Star Lane End. The board members of the SST are fundamentally committed to openness and transparency and as such the decision to make this letter an open one speaks for itself. We wish to make it clear that any response that you provide to us will be communicated within the forums which have been previously highlighted.
I have taken the opportunity to highlight a number of key concerns and would be most grateful for your responses to the questions raised by Monday 3rd December 2018.
Macclesfield Town Football Club consistently punches above it's weight and our current position within the elite of 92 Football League clubs bears testimony to this fact. In a recent address you yourself Kevin spoke of the importance of unity in engendering a spirit of unity that could ensure our survival that facilitates such a belief. As a consequence the SST board politely requests that you 'put your money where your mouth is' and offer a honest and valued response to what is asked of you within the time-frame provided above.
The S.S.T. would not exist without your support. Please join us and help to make a difference to your football club. You can find the forms that you need to join here.
The Silkmen Supporters’ Trust is committed to the improvement and development of Macclesfield Town FC by working in partnership with the Club, the fans and the community to the mutual benefit of all.
Silkmen Supporters' Trust
c/o Macclesfield Town FC, London Road, SK11 7SP
If you have ideas about fundraising for SST, projects that SST could get involved in or suggestions for the website please contact SST via our Contact page
Member of Supporters Direct
Member of the Football Supporters Federation