JULY NEWSLETTER

APPLY FOR 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP:

Click here to download a Tudors Supporters Club 2017/18 membership application form. You can pay by cash, cheque, PayPal or BACS, click here for full details and please make yourselves aware of the TSC constitution, code of conduct and rules.

SUPPORTERS CLUB TRAVEL:

The National League South fixtures have been released, with The Tudors opening with a home game against Whitehawk on Saturday 5th August. Our August away games are Concord Rangers on Tuesday 8th, Hungerford Town on Saturday 12th, Gloucester City on Saturday 19th and Wealdstone on Bank Holiday Monday 28th.

The Concord and Wealdstone midweek games will not be practical to run fans coaches to, but we are looking at the possibility of  organised fans travel to Hungerford and Gloucester (who play their home games at Cheltenham). If you would like to express interest in either of these trips, the sooner the better for us to make a judgement call on whether we can run trips (early season trips have previously been notoriously difficult for us to fill coaches) then please email info@hemelfans.co.uk or liaise with Kevin Patterson or Danny Green at Vauxhall Road or via Social Media.

LAST MAN STANDING RETURNS:

After a seasons break, the popular Last Man Standing competition is returning to the Tudors Supporters Club. This competition rewards the winner with a cash prize and raises funds for the TSC. This season, we are using RunLastMan.com to run the competition, with a simpler method of logging on to our page to enter the competition and select your teams each week. The competition is simple: entrants pick ONE Premiership team to win in round 1. If the selected team wins, the entrant gets to pick another team the following week; lose or draw and you’re out. You can’t pick the same team twice, and the longest winning streak wins! You only pay once, a £10 fee to enter the competition, you don’t have to pay for each round. There is not a set prize fund – the more people that join in, the bigger the pot! Every week you receive an update mail, to remind you to make your selection; following the link in your email also allows you to check out our competitions leaderboard.

Click Here to visit our page at RunLastMan.com to register and enter our competition.

Enquiries: lastman@hemelfans.co.uk. More details and rules on the Last Man Standing section of our website.

BEARD TAX, 2017/18:

Last season we started the “Beard Tax” initiative, a budget boosting scheme in support of Hemel FC whereby fans contribute funds to sponsor a Tudors player. It was one of our success stories on 2016/17, with 17 fans joining in and paying a mixture of weekly, monthly and lump sum contributions that allowed us to sponsor Tudors captain Jordan Parkes. As a show of gratitude for the fans raising money for Hemel FC in this manner, the football club Chairman Dave Boggins offered the TSC two complimentary match entry tickets per home game which allowed “Beard Tax” contributors and their guests to watch The Tudors for free. This scheme was discussed at the TSC AGM in May and it was agreed that we would attempt to run the scheme again in 2017/18, with a target to improve on the funds we raised last season.

Whilst we have a generous group of fans currently involved in the scheme, we’re keen to have new members join in, maybe we can build sufficient funds to sponsor a second player. The “Beard Tax” initiative was set up with the hope that fans who pledge to donate funds, do so with commitment for the remainder of the season (until May 2018). The amount of funds fans contribute individually is discretionary; contributions of any value are considered to be very generous and we want to avoid a situation of any fans feeling obliged to participate – whilst it’s preferable for fans who pledge to see it out for the whole season, any fans who feel they cannot afford to continue contributing or simply just don’t want to, can cease their involvement without any pressure from the TSC.

Beard Tax is banked in the TSC account, with the agreed sponsorship contribution paid to Hemel FC on the final day of each calendar month.  Whether you agree to pay weekly, monthly or up front – your payments can be by any means you prefer. The TSC can accept payments by BACS, PayPal or cheque, contact the TSC for relevant details. Otherwise, TSC committee members Marc Willmore, Kevin Patterson or Danny Green can take your cash payments on Match Days. A Sub Committee has been established to manage the Beard Tax scheme and make relevant decisions; this Sub Committee consists of Kevin Patterson, Andy King and Lee Scott who will make executive decisions about how the scheme is run.

For enquiries, including existing contributors and fans interested in joining the scheme, please visit the Beard Tax section of the TSC website or email info@hemelfans.co.uk

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 Chairman Dave Boggins offers TSC members 10% discount on match day purchases at Vauxhall Road, for the club bar and the club shop. Members will be issued with an additional card which club staff will swipe when purchases are made for the discount to be applied – staff may request to see your TSC photo ID to ensure the membership details correspond with the discount card.

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 membership@hemelfans.co.uk 

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