In order to have a pathway for our future stars, and build strong foundations for our great game, we need to have compulsory Reserve Squads in all Super League and Championship Clubs financially supported by the RFL.
Please sign our petition which can be found here: https://www.change.org/p/the-rugby-football-league-preserve-the-reserves-of-rugby-league
The decision by the Club Board to go again with a Reserve Squad is clearly the right one as last year showed.The players who came through to the first team all acquitted themselves very well.Brandon Moore, Elliot Morris, Nick Rawsthorne, Chester Butler and Luke Nelmes all proof of that.This will again galvanise our efforts to increase the membership, and with your magnificent support enable us to raise the necessary funds to help develop the squad so that they are able to progress to the first team.
The Trust membership is just £12 for the season and includes entry into our superb monthly prize draw along with updates from our newsletter and details of forthcoming events.
We will continue to hold our regular monthly quiz at the Ivy House which is only £3 including supper (usually the last Wednesday in the month).
Our Square Meal Deal is just £10 for the season and is drawn at every home match with the prize being dining at a future game!
We will also be holding supporters events throughout the year so please keep a look out for details on our Facebook page and Twitter @faxtrust
We are hoping that some of the Reserves games will be at the Shay, another opportunity for you to show your support.
The Trust are always present around the Shay at home games should you wish to speak to us.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas and are grateful for everyone's continued support.
Remember the world is bright when its blue and white!
The Trust was proud to continue its sponsorship of the Reserve Squad last year, and would like to thank all our fans for their support and generosity.
Once again we are indebted to Peter McNamara for his ongoing support of our Quiz Nights and the Summer Gala at the Ivy House, and likewise to Neil Arber for his continuing contributions from his Away Coach Travel and Club 1873, and to Jim Maudsley for organising his £100 Backers Club, and all his contributors.
Geoff Thompson raised funds from his Great North Run, and the sponsored walkers were in action again, including Brad Allen, who despite previous serious illness, completed the walk in fine style. Others to thank include Hilda’s Every Penny Counts, Linda’s Diary, Sue’s Meal Deal, and Chris and Malc for organising the Race Night.
Not to be forgotten are our loyal fans, who regularly chip into our Blue Buckets on match days and contribute in many other ways.
We’re looking forward to supporting our Reserves in 2017 – we wish them and the first team good luck and every success in the coming season.
Zach and Alicia Kelsall
Margaret Schofield & Barbara Scott
Alan Bennett & Jo Crossley
John & Linda Kitson
Adrian Rose Consulting
2016 Fundraising efforts
Membership subs £2271
Pledge collections £2776
£100 Backers £2750
Away Coaches & Club 1873 £2901
Sponsorship of reserves £1900
Entrance Fees to reserve matches £1332
Sponsored Walk & Great North Run £1202
Meal deal £750
Market Stalls £691
Race Night £443
Other income £575
Donations to HRLFC £21,310
Monthly draw tickets £357
Banners for coach £353
Supporters direct subs £100
FCA subs £60
Trust website £50
Other sundry expenses £136