Author: Tracey Wainwright

CFU Membership cards

Hello all,

Great News, every new member that has joined the CFU since 15/6/2014 can now collect their Membership card from the Ticket office.

If you are an exile and would like yours posting out, please email info@chesterfc.com.

Kind Regards

Tracey

Volunteers Meeting

Hi All There is a Volunteers Meeting planned for Thursday 23/10/2014 from 7pm-9pm in the blues bar. All Volunteers are invited including anyone who was thinking about volunteering.

There meeting will be led by Grenville Millington who has taken on the portfolio of looking after our volunteers as part of his new role as Director on the CFU board.

The meeting will follow an agenda and will be tight for time so we would welcome any urgent questions beforehand either via letter or email through the ticket office or to tracey.wainwright@chesterfc.com.

We will be splitting into volunteer groups to produce plans and objectives for going forward and ways we can improve the Volunteer experience. We will be covering Communication, Recruitment, Training and Reward.

Tea and Coffee will be available at the meeting and the bar will be open. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Tracey

Matchday Packages available

Evening All,

We still have a few slots available for matchday packages so please get in touch if you are thinking of hosting clients, family or friends. There are options available for everyone and we are waiting to take your call.

Game, Programme & Match Ball Sponsor
These packages guarantee you great exposure for your business, including match day stadium branding and promotion in the programme. The day begins with a drinks reception and behind the scenes tour. First class hospitality in our VIP Legends Lounge follows, which includes a three course pre-match meal. Leading up to kick off you will be given team news from the manager, plus team sheets, programmes and have your photos taken as you are introduced to the crowd. You will receive a signed memento of your day and the match sponsors will also have the honour of selecting the man of the match for both sides.
The match day experience is the ideal occasion to entertain clients, work colleagues or simply enjoy time spent with friends and family.
Match Sponsor – £795 + VAT (10 People) 
Ball & Programme sponsor – both £320 + VAT (4 people)

*Match sponsor has private table, ball & programme sponsors share a table 
*Spaces may be added to any of the packages for an additional cost 
Match Hospitality – Legends Lounge
If you would like to come along to Legends Lounge and sample our excellent hospitality and the atmosphere on matchday then simply book your place. You will be invited to go on the pre-match behind the scenes tour before sitting down for a luxurious three course meal by our award winning caterers Dougherty and Allen.
Manager Steve Burr and special Legends guests on the day take part in a question and answer session where you will be given the team news before anyone! You will be taken to your seat in the stand to watch the first half before retiring back to the lounge for complimentary tea and coffee at half time or you can also use the bar facilities if you fancy something stronger!
At full  time it is back to the Lounge for man of the match presentations and a chat about the game before the day comes to a close. The cost is £55 for all adults with discounts available for juniors. Season ticket holders get the game price deducted so pay £40 with Legends Lounge members paying a £30 upgrade fee to dine. To book call the office on the numbers below.
Executive Box
Enjoy the match day at Chester Football Club from the privacy of your own executive box. You will have a fabulous pre-match buffet and additional refreshments.
Drinks may be pre-ordered and enjoy waitress service. As part of the superb hospitality you will receive match day programmes, team sheets and watch the game from the comfort of your hospitality box. After the game watch the Man of the Match presentations in the Legends Lounge. The box can be booked for the whole season or on a match-by-match basis and is the perfect way to enjoy watching us in style.
BOX £500 + VAT per game (10 People) or seasonal rate available on request.

Yours Sincerely

 

Tracey Wainwright
T: 01244 371376 M: 07876 832857 E: Tracey.Wainwright@chesterfc.com

Funded Courses available @Chester FC

Hi All

We are working with West Cheshire college and I have been in talks with Carol Bennett about how we can deliver some  training  to our staff, volunteers, coaches and players. We are lucky enough to have some courses available to us using the skills funding agency which uses European Social Fund money to invest in Jobs and Skills.

If any of our volunteers, coaches or staff are interested in improving their skills, learning something new whilst meeting new people then please have a look through what is available and contact me on tracey.wainwright@chesterfc.com if you would like to sign up. I have forwarded a copy of the courses available to our Youth and Junior coaches. Jon McCarthy is going to see if any of our players would be interested in gaining a qualification beyond football. It is completely funded so why not sign up!

 

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Update from Operations Manager

Hello all.

I have been in my role as Operations Manager now for 7 weeks. I report to the Operations board, Jim Keegan, Tony Durkin, Laurence Kirby and Steve Harvey. It has been a rollercoaster of a ride that’s for sure. I thought I would update all CFU members on what I am working on, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions then please feel free to contact me tracey.wainwright@chesterfc.com.

I am currently working with Mike Day on building  the new online shop, this has taken a while to get started but I am convinced it is better for everyone, they new platform looks better, has better detail and can hold more products.

I am working with Volunteers to get a volunteer co-ordinator in place. This is a vital role for our organisation. This  is  a role which will enhance the already fantastic work that countless volunteers do in and around the club. We will  always  need support and will always be grateful to anyone who volunteers their  time for our club. The Volunteer co-ordinator/s   will be able to channel support into the areas that are in need of more help. I hope that communication will improve also as volunteers will work within their teams and know who to go to for answers.

I am working with Sanctaury on the housekeeping side of our business, We currently have cover 4 days per week however we continue to utilise the building for functions which provides us with a vital revenue stream, this means that  we need to look at the way we keep the building clean, especially for matchdays.

I am working with our Legal Partner on HR issues to ensure we are complying with Employee law and best looking after our staff and volunteers. We have finalised the Volunteer handbook and have copies of these in the building for anyone to reference at any time. We are also working on training.

When it comes to safety and security, I am working with Steve Povey and Jim Keegan. We have a lot of work to do here, there is Fire safety, PAT testing, Water testing and a whole host of other tasks.

The Club shop is where I spent a lot of my time in the last few weeks. We have lots of new lines, all of which have been well received by fans on matchdays. The Friendly games saw us take a lot of vital money through the till. We are still pushing the big sale on dated stock. We have many bargains, pop in and have a look. The disappointing issue is the availability of replica adult shirts, all I can do is apologise, please believe me, we are working on it! There is nothing else we can do to speed the supply up.

I am starting to work with Steve Burr and Jon McCarthy on the players away travel. Both are really experienced managers and are helping me settle in.

I continue to work with Andy Cummings looking at how me can utilise the bars more. We have launched the kids birthday parties which are gathering momentum and we are starting to look at Christmas Parties.

Dave Riche and I work a lot together day to day as we are always in together.

 

I am really enjoying settling in, I know there is a lot to do, it is refreshing to work with such a great team, everyone wants the same thing- the football club to do well.

Tracey.