OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

Upcoming Travel

Some TSC fans have booked a 16 seat minibus for The Tudors away game at Margate this coming Saturday, 8th October 2016; it’s an all day jolly, departing from outside the Civic Centre in Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead at 8:30am prompt and leaving Margate sea front for the return journey home at 7.30pm. The TSC is subsidising the minibus to keep costs minimal, so the offer of £20 a seat is for TSC members and normal travel rules/etiquette applies.

To express your interest in this minibus, speak to TSC Vice-Chairman Kevin Patterson at Vauxhall Road on match days, or via Facebook, or email: kevppatterson@gmail.com

The Tudors Supporters Club is running a fans coach to our FA Cup fourth round qualifying tie at Taunton Town on Saturday 15th October 2016. This is the third occasion in the last four seasons we’ve reached this round and on the last two occasions we ran two coaches to each game, so despite the lengthy journey we anticipate this being a popular trip. It won’t come cheap… the 340 mile round trip to Taunton is obviously an expensive coach for us to book, however we’re aim to keep costs minimal especially for our younger fans. Prices for this coach will be £20 adults (£25 guests), £10 Under 18’s. The coach has a toilet facility and will make a half hour scheduled stop on route for fans to stretch their legs and buy inexplicably overpriced service station food. The coach will depart Vauxhall Road at 9am and will leave Taunton as soon as possible after full time – 5.15pm latest in order to get on the road for the long journey home (during which there will be another stop on route); please be respectful of your fellow fans with this departure time. We have no home games between now and then so to secure your seat please contact the supporters club at info@hemelfans.co.uk or liaise with TSC committee members Kevin Patterson or Danny Green via social media.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to make multiple bookings, such as asking a TSC committee member on Facebook to reserve a seat as well as sending an email – as this causes duplication’s. Likewise, if you are requesting seats for numerous friends, please ensure they’re not also making the same reservations. 

“Beard Tax”

The Tudors Supporters Club is proud to be involved in sponsoring Jordan Parkes, who recently rejoined Hemel FC; our involvement is part of a “budget boosting” scheme with fans collectively contributing funds with an aim of improving the football clubs prospects of signing key players. It was a hastily arranged scheme which got off to a flying start thanks to some eager and generous fans – click here too find our more about the scheme and how you can get involved.

Fundraising

Our monthly prize draw raffle, which we intended to replace the Last Man Standing competition that we were forced to cease running last season, was itself a bit of a non-runner with too few raffle tickets being sold in the first month to make it worth continuing with. This was despite the best efforts of the TSC committee; however initiatives like this will always be difficult to get off the ground especially as we were asked by Hemel FC not to sell tickets at Vauxhall Road due to conflict with the clubs own fund raising schemes. As this season progresses and we run more away trips, the lack of a TSC fundraising competition will leave us with a significant hole in our finances as we usually subsidise coach costs by between £100 to £200 per trip. We have two choices – start charging more money for fans to travel, or come up with a new fundraising scheme… so get your thinking caps on and get in touch if you have any good ideas.

TSC website and Social Media

Just a reminder that we have a website featuring up to date TSC news, travel, information etc at www.hemelfans.co.uk – there is also a photos page featuring scenes from travel to/from away games and photos of fans watching the action home and away. These photos are also posted on the TSC Twitter and Instagram accounts, both of which are relatively popular. To keep us fresh, please feel free to take your own photos on match days and email them or tag @TudorsClub in your tweets so we can use them on our website and on our social media.

Condolences sent to Terry’s family

Following the recent sad passing of Tudors fan Terry Turnbull, a card has been sent to his family on behalf of the Tudors Supporters Club. A cash donation was made, with a request for his family to contribute it to a worthy cause in Terry’s memory – thanks to the Hemel fans on the TSC coach trip to Gloucester who played the football cards and raised £40 for our donation.

Supporters Club Benefits and Incentives

Gary Harrison offers Tudors Supporters Club members 10% discount on domestic appliance servicing and repair: 07717 763740

Hemel Hempstead Town FC shirt sponsor Underwoods Solicitors have generously offered the following benefits for Tudors supporters’ club members:

  • FREE first interview on any legal matter.
  • FREE initial telephone advice on any legal matter for anyone who has previously been in to Underwoods and is on their database.
  • 20% off of fixed prices for wills and powers of attorneys.

Ruth Rush of Bottrills Solicitors has agreed a 10% discount on conveyancing fees for all Tudors Supporters’ Club members. Ruth can be contacted through Underwoods and will see clients at their offices in Hemel Hempstead.

Edge menswear in The Marlowes Shopping Centre are offering members of the Tudors Supporters Club 10% discount on purchases upon production of your photo ID membership card.

Work Out or just Swim and Relax at the facilities used by the Tudors squad—Existing Tudors Supporters Club members (new members will also become eligible) can apply for a Spirit Health & Gym membership at a Corporate Reduced Rate. Facilities at Spirit Health include:

  • Gymnasium with all new equipment and full weights room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna
  • Additional activities provided (Circuits, Pilates, Aqua Gym etc)
  • Fully qualified PT staff/nutritionists/Biomechanical advice/injury prevention on site

For more details, please call the Spirit Health Club on: 01442 232296. Interested Tudors fans will need to produce their current Tudors Supporters Club card for discounted membership. The Spirit Health Club is not a “no-frills” gym – it is a full health spa and relaxation facility.

If you know of any businesses or services that would like to offer incentives to our members then please put them in touch with us via info@hemelfans.co.uk

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