Prescot Cables Newsletter September 2018

On the pitch
We are just over a month into the new season now and the team is starting to put results together in the league with us currently sitting in 3rd place. Unfortunately, we exited the FA Cup at the first stage, something we have done for a number of seasons now, whilst this is disappointing, the teams form since then has been impressive and we hope for another exciting season in the league.

We also have 3 cup competitions to play for with the Integro League Cup, FA Trophy and Liverpool Senior Cup, can we make it a hat trick of senior cup wins this year?

Prescot Cables Supporters On The Pitch Campaign 2018-2019
Well we did it. We should all pat ourselves on the back! Once again, we have received a fantastic response to our need to raise funds for the improvement to our playing surface. As in previous years we asked, and the Cables supporters answered. The pitch was split into 111 individual squares with the majority being claimed and paid for before the new season started, raising a total of £2220.00p. A number of local businesses were keen to be involved and we are grateful for their continued support. An interesting donation was received by a U.S. sports journalist named Prescott Rossi who sponsored a square in the name of the “Slack Boys” most probably completely unaware of the significance of Slacky Brow (although you never know).

It was also very telling to note that a number of people chose to use the opportunity to pay respects to or to honour friends or family that had passed away or were taken too early. That shows what Cables means to our Community. It is held in such high regard that supporters and locals would use this as a platform for something so personal.

This year, more than any due to the severely hot weather, the money was essential in paying for the pitch maintenance. Quite simply without that money – the work and investment would not be possible. So Thanks!! Now we will have the pitch map printed and it will then be framed and proudly hung in the club corridor, in honour of our generous donators, alongside previous campaigns.

Coach Tickets
Prescot Cables Supporters Club provides a coach to transport the players to the majority of Away fixtures. This enable players to arrive for matches in the best possible frame of mind. The cost of the coach is funded by the sale of monthly lottery tickets. This also enables the remaining seats to be offered to travelling supporters at a subsidised cost of £10 return (Adults) and £5 return (Juniors). Obviously, travellers will still need to pay their entrance upon arrival at the ground.

The concept of tickets was devised in order to provide some certainty to travellers that they would be allocated a seat. Previous to that seats were allocated on a first come first served basis on the day of travel. The use of tickets has allowed Supporters to better plan their days out. However, if you have not managed to buy a ticket prior to the day it may still be worthwhile attending at the departure point as the seats are not sold out on every occasion. The coach leaves from the top of Hope Street at a previously advertised time. If you have never tried it – give it a go. It’s quite a thing to travel with the team and to experience the fun and frivolities on the way back when we win.

Tickets are on sale at the clubhouse. Ask a committee member. If you cannot purchase a ticket at a Home match then you can do so by contacting Geoff Conway (Geoff.Conway@prescotcablesfc.com 07903217231). Payment can be made by PayM (a great way to make small payments – see your online bank for details) or by bank transfer. Alongside the traditional ticket we have recently started to utilise E-Tickets which are emailed or sent by txt to your phone upon payment. You can even plan way ahead and purchase tickets for much later in the season, so you can start to plan that special day out NOW! Don’t delay.

Media
As you may have seen we have recently started to offer radio commentary to some games, this is home games at present. If you are not able to make a game but want to listen in to the commentary you can search for ‘Prescot Cables FC’ on MIXLR.com, there is also an app available for Android and iOS.

We are now also posting highlights to our new youtube channel, you can find this at https://goo.gl/VK2k5r , be sure to subscribe to see all the pesky action throughout the season.

For those Football Manager fans there will also be a series starting later in the season ran by Darren Miller https://twitter.com/kylex8FM where he will play as Prescot Cables seeing how far he can take the team.

Sponsorship
On the sponsorship front we are very excited to have Stewart Milne Homes as our new main sponsor, Stewart Milne have signed up for a 2 year deal to support the club which gives some stability over the next 2 years with guaranteed income and support. Britannia taxis have also agreed to be the back of shirt sponsor for the coming season as well.

Fundraising
The club have also signed up with a number of companies over the summer that allow us to potentially grow multiple revenue streams.

FansBet – FansBet are an ethical betting company that look to give back a percentage of their profit to sporting teams and organisations. Shareholders, fans and alike can sign up and pick ‘Prescot Cables’ as their team. The club receive 25% of profits made by FansBet where customers have signed up with Cables as their team.

Proffecy.com – Proffecy have been signing a number of teams up from the non-league family and we are pleased to have joined up. Proffecy have a number of offers available at (http://dealmanager.proffecy.com/partner-4308/prescot-cables-fc) where the club receives either cashback or a set amount dependant on the offer. Some of these are as simple as filling out a form.

EasyFundraising – Another cashback site but with a larger number of companies signed up, from Argos to Booking.com, you install an extension in your web browser and when clicking on an eligible site it will ask you to activate the cashback. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/prescotcablesfc/ to sign up.

Own and Loan
We are pleased to be offering the ‘Own & Loan’ scheme again this season, we will be offering the away kit as well as the home with 17 shirts available for each kit, at the end of the season the kit will be signed by your favourite player/players or the squad as a whole.

If you are interested in this, please contact Jamie Weston who will be able to advise what shirts are still available at Jamie.weston@prescotcablesfc.com

The cost of a shirt is £50.

Replica Kits
You can now purchase your replica kits via the club website, all orders will be delivered to the club to save on delivery costs. If you live local and order and would like to have the item delivered outside of a matchday we are more than happy to hand deliver this for you.

You can order your shirts at https://prescotcablesafc.com/product-category/merchandise/

Volunteers
We are always looking for volunteers to help out on a match day and have a number of positions available, be sure to check the clubs website to see if there is anything that may interest you.

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Up the Cables!

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