CFU board summary from September

Summary of CFU board minutes September 2016


The following were matters arising from previous meetings:

FLi contract – future website developments still under discussion

Health and Safety is now a regular item on the Operations board

Arrangements need to be put in place to recruit a new volunteer Disabled Liaison Officer

Director portfolios will be reviewed at the next board meeting

Finance – The annual accounts have now been signed off. Pay at the gate receipts are down and if that continues will impact on the overall financial position.

Operations board – both finance and health and safety had been key items on the agenda. There were a number of issues relating to the fabric of the stadium that needed addressing e.g. replacement gutters. Mark Maguire was dealing with a number of issues relating to the Blues Live and recent problems. Pitch side advertising and sponsorship had been discussed. It was noted that volunteers had appreciated the voucher that had been issued to them. Anyone who has not yet claimed their voucher needs to do so as soon as possible and redeem it by 1st October 2016 – contact

Commercial – noted that programme sales had increased and plans are being discussed for a number of themed matches including a Junior Blues take over day. Cestrian 10 tickets are now available.

Youth section – the youth team remain top of the league and all age groups are playing the 4-4-2 system. The under 17’s have won their recent Cheshire cup match. Discussions are still ongoing relating to the establishment of a scholarship scheme. A player and coach development programme is being introduced.

CFU – noted that the Big City Survey would be issued shortly and that Jon McCarthy will be the guest speaker at the next CFU meeting which is informal.

AGM – the Election Management Group had met and it was noted that one manifesto had been received for the 3 vacant director posts, as a result there would be no election but an affirmative vote. Consideration will need to be given to co-opting directors to bring the board up to full strength.