End of Season Players’ Presentation Evening

Player of year

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March 2015 Newsletter


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Co-operative Supporter-Director

Andy BriggsNuneaton Town Supporters’ Co-operative is delighted to announce the appointment of
Co-operative Board member, Andy Briggs, onto the Board of Nuneaton Town Football Club.

Having been invited by Nuneaton Town FC to put forward a board member for the newly-created position of Supporter-Director, the board of Nuneaton Town Supporters’
 Co-operative have nominated Andy Briggs to take up the position.

Nuneaton born and bred, 42 year old Andy has supported the Boro for as long as he can remember, having attended his first game with his great-grandfather at the age of 3.

As a Regional Director for specialist plant-hire company, Nationwide Platforms, Andy has a significant amount of operational management experience.

Andy joined the board of the newly formed Nuneaton Town Supporters’
Co-operative back in 2011 as he firmly believes that increased supporter involvement in the running of the football club is vital if the football club is to be successful in the long-term. Following his nomination after a unanimous vote by the committee, he has agreed to represent the Co-operative on the Football Club board in the newly created role.

Following an initial meeting with Chairman Lee Thorn, Andy said: “The
Co-operative and the club have been in discussions for a while regarding the appointment of a supporter-director, and both parties feel the time is now right. This is a huge step forward in building stronger relations between the club, the supporters, and hopefully the wider community. I’d encourage every supporter to join the Co-operative and I feel very positive that the club have made this step forward.”

This will fulfil one of our major aims, namely,  to encourage and promote the principle of supporter representation on the board of any company owning or controlling the Club and ultimately to be the vehicle for democratic elections to the board.

The Co-operative will have no financial responsibility to the football club under the arrangement and a code of conduct has been signed by both parties in accordance with Supporters Direct guidance. Read Code of Conduct


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Training Opportunities

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Are you interested in local history and talking to people about their memories? Join our small team of volunteers interviewing people with memories related to Nuneaton’s football club, making video and audio recordings for the From Town to Town website.

An interest in oral history and experience in interviewing and recording would be an advantage, but full training will be provided.

Interviews will take place at days and times as agreed between interviewer and interviewee, but are likely to take place in the evenings and at weekends at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre and the James Parnell Stadium, Liberty Way.

There will be opportunities for people of all ages over the coming months. Currently, we’re looking for adults (18+) who can attend the following two training sessions:

Oral History Training – Friday 21st November 2014
10:30am-12:30pm, Nuneaton Museum

Recording and Editing Techniques – Friday 16th January 2015
9:30am – 12:30pm, Hinckley College

For further details and to book your place, please contact:
Lorna Stanley Tel: 07716 236 129 E-mail: info@fromtowntotown.org.uk

• Web: fromtowntotown.org.uk • Phone Lorna: 07716 236129 • E-mail: info@fromtowntotown.org.uk
• Facebook: /fromtowntotown1889 Twitter: @_FromTowntoTown

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Happy Birthday to Nuneaton St Nicholas/Town/Boro/Town

Today is 125 years since our first recorded game

If you are interested in the history of our football club and want to find out who the first captain of the team was, what the players did for a living, where they lived, who played a part in starting Nuneaton Amateur League, which former Nuneaton Town player refereed a World Cup match in the 1950s, or which current supporters relative emigrated to America to seek his fortune – all will be revealed. We only have a landing page at the minute, but we hope to start populating the site soon.


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Supporter Director

The Co-operative have responded positively to the invitation from the club to put forward a supporter director.

As part of the process we have provided the club with documents which will form the basis of negotiation and may be refined as the discussions progress.

The two documents are a Role Profile document and a Code of Conduct document:

Code of Conduct for fan director


We will keep Co-operative members and supporters informed as the process develops.

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Co-operative response to club

The Co-operative have responded to the club regarding their offer of a position on the board of directors. Below are three documents: the offer letter, a points for discussion document and the letter of reply.

We will keep our supporters informed  of any further developments as they happen.

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points for discussion

fan director

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Co-operative Newsletter – August 2014

The latest newsletter containing articles from the new Under-16 Team Manager and the Youth Team Manager, can be downloaded here

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Parliamentary debate on non-league football

Jesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, has secured a debate on the floor of the House of Commons on the 4th September focusing entirely on the Future of Non-League Football
Jesse has himself seen what happens when football clubs aren’t owned and run properly, and when leagues and governing bodies can’t or won’t intervene, having witnessed the slow and painful decline of his local club, Hereford United.
Jesse is hoping the debate will cover:

  • The Football Association and the Owners and Directors Test – how inadequate it is particularly at non-league level, where the policing of clubs is so difficult.
  • The role of coops and supporters’ trusts
  • The role of HMRC
  • The Football Creditors’ Rule
  • Financial viability of football clubs, particularly those that have recently been relegated
  • Transparency of club ownership
  • The work of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee on football governance – and the Government’s response

The Club has been subject to relegations, ground closures, and a boycott in place for several weeks from the near 1000 strong Hereford United Supporters Trust and its membership under its now former owner, Tommy Agombar, who finally failed the FA’s Owners and Directors Test.
The debate is important because it focuses on an area – non-league football – where Supporters Direct has made significant strides since it was formed in 2000, but which often suffers through lack of attention in the mainstream media.
If you want to contact your local MP, head to They Work for You and fire off an email. Here’s a suggested text:

Dear Marcus Jones MP,

I am writing to you because I want you to support Jesse Norman MPs debate, ‘The Future of Non-League Football’ which will take place on the floor of the House of Commons.

Given how important small, local football clubs are to their local communities – at whatever level they play at – I think this is an issue that you will care about too.

Jesse is hoping the debate will cover:

  • The Football Association and the Owners and Directors Test – how inadequate it is particularly at non-league level, where the policing of clubs is so difficult.
  • The role of co-ops and supporters’ trusts
  • The role of HMRC
  • The Football Creditors’ Rule
  • Financial viability of football clubs, particularly those that have recently been relegated
  • Transparency of club ownership
  • The work of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee on football governance – and the Government’s response

We hope you can be part of the debate on the day.

Perhaps you could even pop in and speak to your local MP at one of their regular surgeries, usually held on Fridays in the constituency.

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200 Club Draw Results

April 2015 – 200 Club Draw

1. R. Baggott (No. 023) £300.00

2. J. Meaney (No. 102) £156.00

3. Lucky Bunch (No. 047) £78.00

4. L. Jenkins (No. 070) £26.00

Thanks to everyone for their support

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Supporters’ Co-operative Corporate Sponsors

We would like to thank all our corporate sponsors, who appear below. Please click on the logo to access our sponsors’ sites.

The logo of Nationwide Platforms, members of The Lavendon Group and corporate sponsors of Nuneaton Town Supporters' Co-operative

Nationwide specialises in the hire and sale of powered access equipment in the UK, providing efficient and safe access solutions for people working at height.

We are committed to providing a standard of product and service that is far superior to that of any competitor.  Nationwide Access operates a modern rental fleet of self-propelling scissor lifts, boom lifts and truck mounted platforms which are designed to place workers, their tools and materials efficiently and quickly into elevated work areas that otherwise would have to be reached by using traditional access methods including ladders, scaffolding or other devices.


Crossed Khukris Gurkha Restaurant are a Corporate Sponsor of Nuneaton Town Supporters' Co-operative

Mr. Om Gurung (MBE) is the owner of Crossed Khukris Gurkha Restaurant. The restaurant prides itself on its high standards, and serves hundreds of customers every week, resulting in cheerful and satisfied customers longing to return even as they leave, taking the unique taste of the Nepalese cuisine with them.

We have been pleased to serve the public of Nuneaton and Bedworth since 1998 and our customers become regulars who are also very good friends.

The Crossed Khukris offer a free home delivery on orders over £12 within a 3 mile radius or 15% discount on collection.

Heart of England Co-operative are corporate sponsors of Nuneaton Town Supporters' Co-operative

Heart of England Co-operative provide multiple services
to the local community, including food and lifestyle store, funeral services, travel and much, much more. Visit the website to view the latest offers available from Heart of England Co-operative.

The Heart of England Co-operative have supported Nuneaton Town Supporters’ Co-operative in the past and made a donation towards the construction of the Memorial Garden.

SASWith a wealth of knowledge and experience built on over 20 years in the industry, Boro supporter Ian Watson founded his independent business, Scuff and Scratch Busters in 2011, following a period of 5 years owning a successful Franchise.

Ian’s pledge – “Our work is fully guaranteed and completed to the highest standard: after all, our work is our reputation! We will not leave a repair until we are happy to put our name to it. You will not pay a penny for the work carried out until both you, and we, are fully satisfied with the result. The proof of the quality of our work is the high number of referrals and repeat business that we receive.”

Contact details   http://www.scuffandscratchbusters.com/

Mob: 07519 643066    Tel: 024 7673 9592


Company based in Atherstone producing all types of printed media. Fast and efficient service. Email: Gary at above address

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From Town to Town Appointments

The Co-operative are pleased to announce that they have completed the interview process for the two positions created within the ‘From Town to Town’ heritage project and that we are now looking forward to starting the project.

We have been very fortunate in attracting two very experienced people to front our project, and by way of introduction here is a short summary of the two successful candidates:

Judy Crabb small picJudy Crabb (Project Manager)

Judy has worked in a variety of roles in the Voluntary and Community sector and has a vast amount of experience in similar roles, having overseen projects at Shrewsbury Town, Port Vale, Enfield, Birchfield Harriers, Pontypridd Rugby Club, Grasmere Sporting Tales and Swinton Lions.

The experience Judy has gained in the aforementioned projects will enable her to share best practice with the steering group and the local co-ordinator, ensuring that the project meets all its targets, while at the same time engaging with our partners and the rest of the community.

Judy is keen to explore new and creative ideas to ensure the success of the project and that there is a sustainable legacy which will be of benefit to generations to come.

lorna small picLorna Stanley (Local Co-ordinator)

Lorna worked at Rolls-Royce in Derby where her roles included Change and Communications Project Management and Customer Relationship Management. After taking voluntary redundancy Lorna took up the position of Development Director for The Sanata Charitable Trust, based in Kenya.

On her return to the UK, Lorna took up the role of Project Leader for the Generations Together intergenerational project based in Reading, Berkshire. As part of the Generations Together project Lorna was responsible for overseeing oral history projects and intergenerational video projects involving local schoolchildren filming and interviewing older people.

We look forward to working with both Judy and Lorna in presenting the colourful history of our football club and exploring the lives of the people who have supported, worked for and played for the club over years gone by.

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Co-operative Receive Grant from Heritage Lottery Fund

The Co-operative have successfully applied for funding to present a comprehensive history of senior football in Nuneaton. The project title is ‘From Town to Town’ and further information can be found on the press release here:


As part of the project two job vacancies will be created, details of which appear below.

More details of how to take part in the project will be announced shortly, but if you would like to register an interest or have any memorabilia which may be of interest, please e-mail nuneatontownsupportersclub@gmail.com

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Wayne Rooney signed shirt

The Supporters’ Co-operative were thrilled that the “Wayne Rooney” signed England shirt auctioned at the End Of Season Presentation Evening made so much money for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.

roger&chequeHere’s the Cheque being presented to Jaqueline Leake, fund raiser for the Hospice by Roger Barnes of the Co-Op. Roger said, “Its always a worry when selling an item that has been donated for funds, but close bidding from different areas in the room soon pushed it up to the winning bid of £800.”

Also the Buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, has admirably donated the shirt on again to be auctioned for another good cause, The Teenage Cancer Trust, where on August 24th, at Jordan’s Day it raised £520.

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