The Supporters Club & Trust last week welcomed the renewed commitment from Bristol Sport and Bristol City FC to putting every effort into supporting the Football League in its attempts to secure agreement from the government for the introduction of safe standing at current all-seater football grounds.
Six City legends were inducted on Saturday 11th October into the Supporters Club & Trust Hall of Fame.
In September 2012 at an event in Dolman Exhibition Hall, an initial 11 players were inducted into the Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust ‘Hall of Fame’. Having always intended this to be bi-annual event, a new group of players are to be inducted on 11th October.
In response to the request from Bristol Sport for input from supporters with ideas for the final look and feel of the redeveloped Ashton Gate, the Supporters’ Club & Trust submitted the document linked to below.
As you will no doubt be aware, then City striker Sam Baldock was the leading goal scorer in League One for the 2013/14 season.
As the Football League does not award a trophy for this achievement, we thought it would be fitting to correct that omission.
One of the main aims of many Supporters Trusts and one that is stated in our manifesto is “To continue to encourage wider supporter involvement in the Club from Boardroom down, including an elected supporter’s representative with voting powers on the Board of Bristol City Football Club”.
In November 2013, the recently-merged Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust issued an official manifesto, entitled ‘One Voice – Your Voice’, outlining the organisations objectives.
The Supporters Club & Trust runs both awards.
At the end of each season supporters are asked to nominate their supporter of the year and the players choose a winner, usually from a short list.
The Football Supporters Federation’s national Safe Standing Campaign aims “to persuade the Government, football authorities and football clubs to accept the case for introducing, on a trial basis, limited sections of standing areas at selected grounds“.
Supporters Club & Trust board member, Jon Darch, has been at the forefront of this national campaign.