Merry Christmas from the Trust

The Committee of Management of The 1895 Trust would like to wish all Trust members, and all members of the extended Shelbourne family, a very Happy Christmas.

2015 has been a momentous year for the Trust.

In the summer we launched a major membership drive and achieved both membership goals – first 100 members and then 120.

Part of that membership drive was the launch of the new membership structure: whereby supporters can sign up to recurring monthly memberships at various price points.

The Trust celebrated Football People Weeks by inviting residents of the Mosney Direct Provision Centre to the match against Cobh, running an art competition for the cover of the club programme and producing a series of podcasts.

We also held a ballot to establish supporters’ preferred home ground for Shelbourne FC. This ballot was a central piece of our lobbying around the ground issue, which saw Trust representatives meet with the Lord Mayor and many other political representatives.

With over 130 members, the Trust is now in a very healthy position going into 2016. Our aims for the New Year will remain the same – to work for a sustainable future for our club.

To do that, we will need your help. With more members we can ensure that the voice of Shelbourne supporters will be heard when decisions are made regarding the club’s future. Memberships are available online and would make an ideal last-minute Christmas present for friends or family.

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Christmas drinks

The Trust is holding Christmas drinks on December 18th, upstairs in Smyth’s of Fairview. Click here for the location on Google Maps.

Kick-off time is 7.45pm – so get down early to celebrate what has been a great year for the Trust in many respects.

 

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A Woman’s Place Is At The Match

This Sunday, Shelbourne Ladies will be meeting Wexford Youths in the Continental Tyres WFAI Cup Final.
Thanks to the generosity of the Club and the FAI, The 1895 Trust has 14 tickets to give away to the game. We feel increasing the number of women and girls participating in and attending football is imperative. As a result we’ve decided to give away 7 pairs of tickets, exclusively to women.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets, just email your name, contact details and the name of a friend you’d like to bring with you to shelstrust@gmail.com.
We acknowledge this is a small gesture and will not address the overall gender imbalance within football. We’d encourage all Shelbourne fans, and football fans generally, to attend Sunday’s game – and are open to further initiatives which could address this problem on a more permanent basis.
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AGM minutes

The minutes for our AGM are now available online – click here to download.

The presentation from the AGM is also now available for download – 2015 AGM Presentation.

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FARE Week podcast #1

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The first FARE Football People Weeks podcast is now online, featuring interviews with The 1895 Trust Chairperson Lee Daly, FAI Intercultural Officer Des Tomlinson, and Joe Casey’s speech from the recent plaque launch.

More podcasts will be featured in the coming weeks.

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