11 Feb 2021 : Chairman's Update - Week 3
Winter Survival Fund
We have submitted an application to the Football Foundation for a Winter Survival Fund grant. We have applied for the full £15,000 available to clubs at our level in order to protect our reserves, which are earmarked for ground improvements and the Hybrid Pitch project which is not yet finalised. We hope to hear within the next few weeks if we have been successful. We have a contingency plan for if we are unsuccessful, but we are hopeful of receiving the full grant.
Essential Grounds Maintenance
One item we included in the grant application was essential grounds maintenance to make the compound behind the Soccer Millions Stand safe and secure. Currently it is not secure, and anyone can enter during a game or when the pitch is being hired out and there are too many things lying around which could cause serious injury.
Paul Tandy (I'll return to Paul later), with the help of Alan Jones and Spenny has drawn up plans to finally secure the entire compound and make it safe. These works will be completed before the end of March.
Roles and Responsibilities
At the last board meeting on Monday 8th February the roles and responsibilities were finalised and approved. A full list of these will be issued separately but I wanted to highlight a few roles.
Paul Tandy has been appointed as Head of Major Projects and will manage a team including Alan Jones and Spenny to deliver improvements to the Millbank Linnets Stadium.
Grace Mantova has been appointed as Welfare Officer. I felt this was an important role that we needed to cover, and Grace has all the skills required.
Alan Jones will be Retail Manager and will manage the new club shop. This is an area we have been badly lacking in in recent years and is something we must improve.
Jack Walsh will be taking on the role of Programme Editor as Ellis Clarke is stepping down due to work commitments and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ellis for all his hard work over the years.
An extensive list of roles and responsibilities will be published on the club website and you will see from that list just how many people give up their time for free to help us run your football club. I wanted to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to each of them. The success of the club is as much down to you as it is to the players and management team.
We are always looking for more volunteers and there will always be jobs that need doing. If you are interested in volunteering, then please click on the link below. Any help is always greatly appreciated.
Volunteer for the club
Questions and Answers Session
At the end of the AGM we usually have an open Q and A session with the manager and the board. Unfortunately, due to this season's AGM being conducted online we will be unable to do this.
However, we feel that having an open Q and A session with the manager and the board is important, so we will be hosting a session on Friday 26th February at 7pm. Further details will be published in due course and all fans will be welcome to attend.
Thank you for taking the time to read this update and as always, stay safe and I hope to see you all soon.
Chairman - Runcorn Linnets FC
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