Final version of our Business Plan 

Final version of our Business Plan

Meeting on September 1st, 7:15pm in the Bar @ Tolka

Plan and Pledge

We have received a number of contributions to this final document and we’d like to thank everyone who contributed.  We will be seeking endorsement for the final version and will be launching our members and supporters pledge campaign.  Within the document is the figure for the Trust’s current cash in our bank account and PayPal account and also our new pledge form.  See the following link: Final Business Plan 2016
We are aiming to reach a six figure sum between pledges and actual cash on hand in the medium term.  We are asking Trust member to ask themselves one question and to answer it honestly.  How much financially would I be willing and able to contribute at this time if an opportunity arose for there to be fan ownership – broadly in line with the contents of our business plan – of the club?  I would encourage people to think seriously about that question and to read through the plan.

 

New Committee Members

We would also encourage people to think about coming forward to join the committee.  In the next couple of months a number of members will reach their term limit.  If you are interested in joining the committee then either contact us by email on shelstrust@gmail.com or come forward on the night to talk to any committee member.  The commitment required is approximately one committee meeting every two weeks during the season and one meeting every 3-4 weeks in the post season.  There are defined roles with support available from previous and current members of the committee.  As one of the members stepping down after this upcoming meeting I can personally say that the committee has been a supportive environment that allows people with different abilities to flourish.  It was an enjoyable experience with plenty of fun had and new friends made over my two years on the committee.

 

Brian Stafford,
1895 Trust Chairperson,
On behalf of the Trust Committee.
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Business Plan Endorsement Meeting

After releasing our draft business plan a number of months ago we have received a number of suggestions and help on the document. These suggestions have been taken into account and the document has been altered. The next stage is meeting with all Trust members to go over any final suggestions before it is finalised. On the night we will also run a raffle with prizes so far including a signed football, copies of Chris Sands’ new book ‘Shels – A Grand Old Team To Know’ and t-shirts from our new online store. Everyone who attends will get a free raffle ticket with the option to buy more.

The agenda for the meeting will run as follows:

Endorsement from members after going through contributions made. 30 minutes.

Q&A to Chair and board members. Open q’s. Business plan, new shop, membership etc. 40 minutes.

Raffle. 15minutes.

This is a very important meeting for the future of the Trust and the future of Shelbourne Football Club. We look forward to seeing you all there.#RenewTheReds

The Facebook event for the meeting can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/651412648355262/

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New online merchandise store

Bit of exciting news from the 1895 Trust today. We are now the proud owners of… a new online merchandise store. To launch it we have put up eight old designs. In due course we’ll be putting up new designs. Have a bit of a look around for yourself. There are lots of options for t-shirts and hoodies with a huge range of sizes and styles. Best of all its delivered right to your door around the world.

To add to all this we are now accepting design ideas for future merchandise. So if you always wanted to create a Shels/football related t-shirt, poster, phone case etc then send us your design to shelstrust@gmail.com subject line Redbubble Design and our chief designer will consider your proposal. All designs submitted and chosen for commercial use by the 1895 Trust will be the property of the 1895 Trust.

 

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1895 Trust fundraising table quiz

We are hosting a table quiz in the Tolka Bar at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 26th with all proceeds going to the Trust.

The format will be teams of four and each team costs €40 to enter. Quizmaster Barry Worthington will be putting everyone’s knowledge to the test with what we imagine will be some fiendishly difficult questions.

There will be prizes on the night as well as a raffle and the chance to enter our Euro 2016 prediction league – more on that in the coming days.

So get revising and get down to the bar in Tolka on Thursday, May 27th in support of the Trust.

#RenewTheReds

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Historic fortnight in store for Shels women and girls teams

This week is set to be one of the biggest in the history of the Shelbourne women’s and girls’ sections with a total of nine trophies on the line.

On Wednesday (May 11th) Shels Ladies play host to Wexford Youths in Tolka Park (kick off: 7pm). With Wexford currently top of the league on 29 points, Shels need to win to tie Youths’ points tally and take the league campaign to a playoff.

Following that the Reds take on UCD Waves at Richmond Park on Sunday (kick off: 3pm) in the League Cup final, meaning that there is a potential double on the line for our Women’s National League team.

Also on the trail of success are a number of the underage girls teams. This Sunday three underage teams play in league cup finals before a further four take to the pitch for cup finals a week later.

This all means that, over the next fortnight, Shelbourne Ladies could win leagues and cups at every age from under-10s to Women’s National League.

A football club that encompasses all ages and gender is something that we at the 1895 Trust strive towards and we take great pride in the fact that Shels are ahead of so many other Irish clubs when it comes to female teams.

With that in mind we call on as many Shels fans as possible to get down to the games on Wednesday, Sunday or the following week to hopefully see yet more history being made in the famous red jersey.

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