THESE are exciting times at Truro City Football Club as we enter a brand new era.
A strong off-the-field is being assembled to help us deliver the following objectives:
Improving the matchday experience.
• A matchday organiser has been appointed to ensure that all the individual elements of running the club on matchdays, operate smoothly to maximise the overall experience for the fans
• Improvements have been made to the PA system and the music and announcements before and during the game
• An exciting new-look to the Matchday programme has been developed fully, packed full of features , statistics, photos on all aspects of the club
• A revamped official website is still under development, it will be interactive, regularly updated with the latest news on the club, plus an official fans forum, which will seek views on key issues
• The security stewards will be there to help all fans enjoy the game and will deal with any problems in a low key and positive manner
• The excellent City Alerts service will be used more regularly to inform fans of any developments and news on all aspects of the club
• The clubhouse has undergone a major refurbishment, which has already received very positive feedback from fans
Securing the future of the club
• The entertainments provided in the clubhouse have undergone a full review by the owners and a new and exciting programme of events is being developed, this will be a major help to ensuring that the club is run on a business like basis
• The commercial team have already made a big impression on the club, developing various sponsorship schemes, including players, hospitality, 50/50 draws, advertising boards, etc., these initiatives have already brought in much needed revenue to the club
• Myself and the Financial Controller are in the process of developing a medium term budget for the club, to ensure that budgetary control is much tighter, with the plan of making the club self-sufficient over a period of time to be agreed with the Board
Finally, it is essential that this club is fully inclusive, part of my job is to ensure that all teams associated with the club, i.e. first, second, ladies and youth teams, are all made to feel part of the organisation and are developed to their full potential.
In addition, the club must have closer links to the community, in particular schools and colleges and younger people will be actively encouraged to attend games. The vision for the club, that has been outlined by the Chairman, must be a county-wide project if we are to achieve Conference Premier League football within five years, and must have a close working relationship with the Supporters Association, to ensure they have a voice within the club structure.
With everyone working together and pulling in the same direction, there is no reason why our aims and objectives cannot be achieved...