By Chirpycanary - Regular Site Contributor
Last Friday we launched our new Norwich City Fans Social Club, I had the idea back in Feb and after an initial meeting with the club to tell them how I thought it would work I advertised for help and was lucky enough to get a group of 16 enthusiastic volunteer fans from a cross section of ages and backgrounds.
Together we’ve all been working hard to get this social club off the ground for you fans have in the past 3 months, had 3 further meeting with the club and they have been absolutely brilliant with us, they have helped to guide us through the process, they have provided rooms for all our meetings with free refreshments, they are giving us access to several first team players for our first fans forum plus providing us with raffle prizes including a big star prize. They are going to advertise all our events on their website and twitter account and if that wasnt enough they keep in regular contact with us to check if we need any help. I just can’t put into words how overwhelmed we have all been with the support they have given us, we just couldn’t have got this far without them.
I think I mentioned in my last post that we have chosen the CSF for our charity to support, one of their representatives came to our last meeting and explained how the charity works and how the money is used. They also showed us a video of what they have achieved the past 12 months and that video brought home to us that our social club, just like the pinkun pups, can make a real difference with the money we can raise for them. We are also going to forge close links with all the other fans groups both in the UK and abroad and one idea which the club suggested to us was that when some of the overseas fan groups come to visit for a weekend our social club could host them for an evening which we think is a great idea.
As the name suggests, the club is open to everyone who is a fan of Norwich City Football Club; whether a season ticket holder, member, someone who attends occasionally or a faraway fan who listens via canaries.co.uk in the middle of the night! There’s no official membership list – so there’s no fee to join. So where are we now, our website, twitter/facebook will go public at 8pm tonight. Our first fans forum with first team players will be on the evening of Wednesday August 19th, we have a quiz night lined up for October, another fans forum pencilled in for the winter with special guests and lots of other ideas for events which we think you’ll enjoy. What was an idea a few months ago has turned into reality thanks to our wonderful club and loads of other people who have supported us with advice & encouragement.
In summary, the Norwich City Fans Social Club has been set up by fans, for fans, with the simple aim of getting the yellow army together for fun activities, we hope that you’ll support our events. Norwich City Fans Social Club will advertise events on www.canaries.co.uk , on its own website www.ncfsc.co.uk, on twitter @NorwichCityFSC and on facebook so if you want to get involved, have a chat or suggest an event, the club’s volunteer group can be easily reached. The launch went well Friday night, we were on the front page of www.canaries.co.uk all Friday night, we have 400 followers on twitter, our website has had over 400 visitors and our facebook has had over 700 likes.
Our first fans forum with 3 first team players is on Wednesday August 19th, doors open at 7pm so come along and support us
Diane on behalf of the volunteers team