3rd March 2022
The Latest SST Update (Amended)
It has been a little while since I spoke with you and I am delighted to be able to touch base with you all as we approach the business end of the season for what is bound to be a very exciting run in.
As we stand we have six games to go (four at home) and sit at the top of the table in a very promising position with the destiny of the NWC Premier League title in our hands as we look to secure promotion in our historic first season as Macclesfield FC.
The support that the team have received both home away has been nothing short of phenomenal, and as our legendary manager Danny Whitaker has alluded to on a number of occasions; the backing of the Silkmen faithful has been the vital 12th man to the lads on the pitch in oft tight encounters.
We the SST have been delighted with vital help off the pitch from Silkmen fans who have helped to provide significant financial backing to the football club and Silkmen Supporters Trust (SST) via the sale of 50/50 tickets which also provides a nice little earner for one lucky punter every home game . At this current time the 50/50 has generated over £7500 in income which is utterly incredible. We still have four homes to games before the end of the season and wouldn’t it be fantastic to top £10000?
During the course of the close season the SST board will be looking into the development of a new lottery to raise even more funds for the benefit of Macclesfield FC and its supporters. We are also looking to reinvigorate the Silk Pledge which can be a source of great fun as well as income generation. This is exemplified by the fact that in previous seasons; John Clark and I have paid into the Silk Pledge every time Alty lose; a double bonus!!
The SST have ploughed significant income into Macclesfield FC since its inception with such ventures as a new PA system and vital life saving equipment in the form of two defibrillators. I would also like to make mention of our payment towards Danny Whitaker’s UEFA A training course, the electronic substitution board and not least our heartfelt contribution in memory of the beautiful Anna Ledgar.
In more recent times we have helped to pay for essential works around the ground in the form of new speakers in Star Lane End and essential new lighting in the Moss Lane Stand. The SST has also purchased an evacuation (evac) slide which is a crucial tool towards safe evacuation of disabled supporters in the event of emergency incidents such as a fire.
Please be assured that we will continue to endeavour to provide funding towards initiatives that will improve the health and wellbeing of ALL people that make use of the Leasing.Com stadium.
Those who cannot make the game either at the Leasing.Com stadium or any of the away games can always make use of the superlative commentary on Mixlr of the eloquent and cultured SST board member (Richard Pattrick) ably assisted by the excellent Matthew Todd. Indeed, at the last SST beard meeting held on the 21st February 2022, Richard was delighted to announce that to the time of the last game for which commentary was provided (Burscough on Saturday 19th February 2022) that we had 454 individual logins to that particular broadcast. Indeed, over the course of the season so far an utterly astounding 36,750 individual logins have taken place. Mention must be also given of the incredibly person centred Patrick Birch who combines his painstaking and dedicated role as club secretary with that of a highly valued SST board member.
Last but not least, I am going to talk about the voting for the Player of the Year which the SST is helping to coordinate as we have done on a number of occasions in recent years and is undertaking once again this year. This season, the SST are providing what we believe to be a much more professional approach and have purchased six ballot boxes (blue of course) at a combined cost of £209.70 and we are very grateful to Jason Carpenter at Spiral Print for providing us with 2000 ballot papers free of charge. The ballot boxes will be situated at various places around the stadium including reception, Bar 27 and the various food and drink outlets around the ground on matchdays. There will also be an online vote which will be coordinated by the ultra efficient Dan Ashton and this can be accessed via the email address POTY.MFC@gmail.com
I am sure that everyone will have their favourites, and the voting will be based on a one vote / one person ideology and this will be scrupulously monitored by Dan. The voting via either medium will commence from 1pm on Saturday 5th March 2022,and is currently due to end by 5pm on Saturday 2nd April 2022. This may well be subject to change, and we will of course update you as appropriate.
Please maintain your incredible support for the games that remain and lets all look forward to what I sincerely hope will be an incredible celebration for us all come the end of the season.
Chairperson of the Silkmen Supporters Trust
23rd July 2021
The Initial Re-action and Recommendations to the Fans Led Review into Football Governance from Tracey Crouch MP
The initial Report and Recommendations by Tracey Crouch MP into Football Governance has been released in the form of a letter to Oliver Dowden MP.
A full copy of the letter can be downloaded below and the full letter itself will be made available later on , under Articles and Newsletters .
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The SST 50/50 Draw
The winning ticket from today's Saturday 7h January 2023 home Northern Premier League - West Division match against Colne was 26326.
The prize was £396.00 and has not been claimed..
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c/o SST Secretary
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(Thank you on behalf of the SST)
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