News From 2022

23rd December 2022

 

A Christmas Greeting

 

Dear all

 

I would now like to offer the sincere gratitude of my peers on the Silkmen Supporters Trust (SST) board and I, to all those who have supported the SST during 2022 with particular reference to:

•          All our members.

•          Clive Westbury for auditing our accounts in his own time.

•          Those who attended our Annual General Meeting and  SST

            ordinary board meetings  and putting forward some fantastic ideas      as well as thought provoking questions.

      •         All those who have contributed to our fundraising activities during

                the year. 

     •          To Rob and Robbie; the incredible backroom staff and amazing                      volunteers at our club, for demonstrating that our dreams most                      definitely can continue to come true!! 

 

Your incredible support on such initiatives such as the revised 50/50 matchday draws and Easy Fundraising has meant that we have been able to provide significant financial contribution to the club on a number of projects 

 

As we move towards 2023, we the SST aim to develop contemporary aims and objectives which continues to demonstrate that the health and wellbeing of our supporters and their improved matchday experience, remains consistently at the forefront of what we are aiming to achieve, and we most definitely would like the fans that we represent to have more of a say.

 

I would like to end my Christmas address by taking the opportunity to wish all our members and of course all the staff and supporters of Macclesfield Football Club, a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

 

 Andy Worth

 

SST Chairman

 

th December 2022

 

The SST launches the 50/50 Tickets online

 

The SST are pleased to announce that 50/50 Draw tickets can now be purchased online for initially the first match only for our next home match against Hanley Town FC , but eventually for all remaining matches of the 2022/23 season.

This joint initiative between the Football Club, and the Supporters’ Trust.

Tickets will continue to be sold in and around the Leasing.com Stadium on match days as we recognise that to many supporters like to buy their ticket at the ground is an important part of their matchday experience.

 

For fans and supporters who don't live in the surrounding areas to Macclesfield, they will now be able to participate in the 50/50 draw by purchasing their tickets online.

 

To buy your tickets online, please visit Online 50-50 Draw Tickets

Buy your 50/50 draw tickets online today!!. Good luck!

 

9th October 2022

 

Further update on the Silk Pledge for the season 2022/23.

 

Thank you all for those have placed pledges on the SST's Silk Pledge for the forthcoming season 2022/23.

 

The Silk Pledge now stands at £423.45 after 13 matches.

This is not surprising after the excellent results and amounts of goals scored together with cleans sheets.

 

Please remember you make your pledges for as much or as little as 5p on pledges that can be reasonably be monitored. Full details about it can be found on the Silk Pledge page , which provides a full description of what it is; together with a list of pledges that can be made, together with a pledge form which can be downloaded by anyone who would like to take part in this season's pledge.

 

5th October 2022

 

Membership Drive for 2022/2023.

 

From the first of October, the Silkmen Supporters' Trust entered a new membership subscription period.

 

A big thank you to everyone, who has been a member during the last subscription year.

 

The membership fees have not increased and a year’s membership remains at £10-00 for adults and £5-00 for concessions. However a new category of Student 18-25 at £7.00 a year on production of a student membership card.

 

 

Members Whose Subscription Is Up for Renewal

 

We will contact all those due to renew by e-mail. However if you believe your membership may have expired and you have not been notified please contact Membership Secretary Bernie Rickman (membership@sstrust.uk).

 

Non Members

 

If you are not a member then please join us and help us to help the fans and Macclesfield Football Club.

 

9th September 2022

 

All Premier League and EFL games together with the Isuzu F.A. Trophy games have been postponed.

 

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday as a mark of respect All Premier League, English Football League and the Isuzu F. A. Trophy games have been postponed.

The SST would like to thank Her Majesty for all her duty and service to our nation and would like to pass on our condolences to the Royal Family.

 

1st September 2022

 

Further update on the Silk Pledge for the season 2022/23.

 

Thank you all for those have placed pledges on the SST's Silk Pledge for the forthcoming season 2022/23. Please remember you make your pledges for as much or as little as 5p on pledges that can be reasonably be monitored. Full details about it can be found on the Silk Pledge page , which provides a full description of what it is; together with a list of pledges that can be made, together with a pledge form which can be downloaded by anyone who would like to take part in this season's pledge.

 

Thank you all once again for your pledges.

 

15th August 2022

 

The SST has launched the Silk Pledge for the season 2022/23.

 

The SST has launched the Silk Pledge for the forthcoming season 2022/23. Full details about it can be found on the Silk Pledge page , which provides a full description of what it is; together with a list of pledges made in previous seasons' and a pledge form which can be downloaded by anyone who would like to take part in this season's pledge.

 

2nd August 2022

 

The SST requires some new volunteers to sell 50/50 tickets at our home matches for the season 2022/23.

 

The SST is in need of some new volunteers to help sell the 50/50 tickets at our home matches for the forthcoming season 2022/23. interested people can obtain full details of the requirements by contacting the SST secretary at secretary@sstrust.uk or enquiries@sstrust.uk.

 

6th August 2022

 

Today's 50/50

 

Unfortunately some 50/50 tickets were bought by supporters today when they were not suppose to be sold.

 

Anyone who bought a 50/50 ticket today, would they please keep their ticket as it will be entered into the 50/50 draw at next Saturday's match when we will be at home against Clitheroe FC 

 

8th July 2022

 

Macclesfield F.A. Emirates Cup Opponents and Isuzu F.A. Trophy Opponents. for the start of the season 2022/23.

 

Macclesfield FC have been drawn away in the Extra Preliminary Qualifying Round of the Emirates F.A. Cup  on Saturday the 6th August 2022 against Wythenshawe Town FC . The winners of that tie will then be away in the Preliminary Qualifying Round of the Emirates F.A. Cup on Saturday 20th August 2022 against Mossley AFC.

 

Macclesfield FC have been drawn at home in the First Qualifying Round of the Isuzu F.A. Trophy on Saturday the 10th September 2022 against Tadcaster Albion AFC. The winners of that tie will then be at home in the Second Qualifying Round of the Isuzu F.A. Trophy on Saturday 24th September 2022 against either Widnes FC or Skelmersdale United FC. The fixtures can be found on Northen Premier League - West Division Fixtures.

 

30th June 2022

 

The SST requires some new volunteers to sell 50/50 tickets at our home matches for the season 2022/23.

 

The SST is in need of some new volunteers to help sell the 50/50 tickets at our home matches for the forthcoming season 2022/23. interested people can obtain full details of the requirements by contacting the SST secretary at secretary@sstrust.uk or enquiries@sstrust.uk.

 

14th June 2022

 

The SST announces the launch of the Silk Pledge for the season 2022/23.

 

The SST has launched the Silk Pledge for the forthcoming season 2022/23. Full details about it can be found on the Silk Pledge page , which provides a full description of what it is; together with a list of pledges made in previous seasons' and a pledge form which can be downloaded by anyone who would like to take part in this season's pledge.

 

1st June 2022

 

The SST announces new online Individual Membership Forms.

 

The SST announces a new set of individual online membership forms which can be found under 'Join Us'.  Together with online renewal forms that were introduced last year, the SST now has a complete set of membership forms  for members to renew their memberships and new supporters to join the trust. Links to the forms can be found on the web page Join Us or  under the New Links section on each page .

 

17th April 2022

 

The SST donate £200 to the Sam Harding Funeral Fund Page.

 

The SST was devastated to hear of the tragedy of a young life lost and someone from our league who had so recently been at the Leasing.com. We send our heart-felt condolences to Sam's family and his colleagues at Ashton Athletic

 

16th April 2022

 

Macclesfield FC announces  pre-season friendlies.

 

Macclesfield FC announced a set of friendly pre season games that will be played at home apart from the Champions Cup match on Saturday 23rd July 2022.

 

8th March 2022

 

The SST would like to contact 4 Ukranians

 

The SST are looking to invite four people of Ukrainian heritage to be our special guests for Saturday’s game against Ashton Athletic on Saturday 12th March 2022. If anyone is able to help, we would be very grateful if you could point us in the right direction, by contacting any one of our Board Members.

 

3rd March 2022

 

The Latest SST Update (Amended)

 

Dear all

 

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.

 

Andy Worth

 

Chairperson of the Silkmen Supporters Trust

 

 

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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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