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News Update 7th November 2016

AGM

In case you missed it a reminder that the AGM is now taking place on Wednesday 16th November in the Trust Bar Blundell Park commencing 7pm. We have had to put it back a week due to the rescheduling of the EFL Trophy game against Sheffield Utd which means the room is unavailable. Here is the agenda :

1) Chairman’s Report

2) Treasurer’s Report

3) Appointment of Independent examiner

5) Special resolution to increase size of board

4) Election of board members

End of formal meeting

5) Open meeting

We will post documents on our website ahead of the meeting.

We anticipate the formal meeting to be no more than around 15mins and then we will have an open meeting and answer any questions from those attending or received in advance. Only paid up members can participate at the AGM.

It is not vital but would be helpful if you are attending that you drop us an e-mail at enquiries@marinerstrust.co.uk to let us know so that we can get an idea of numbers attending.

New Manager

We are sure that you join us in welcoming Marcus Bignott and Micky Moore to the club. Jon Wood, our representative on the GTFC board, has been fully involved in the interview and selection process. His feedback has been that although all the candidates were good Marcus stood out above them all and the board all agreed he was the best candidate. He is particularly keen to be involved with the community and we look forward to working closely with him going forward.

Fishy Pontoon Buster

Les Brechin is once again running the Fishy Pontoon Buster which starts on November 19th. Cost per team is £10 and the game normally lasts around 6 weeks . Further details can be found here : http://forum.thefishy.co.uk/Blah.pl?m-1476708801/

“Can you hear Grimsby Sing”

An evening of words and music celebrating our football club, culture and community

Have you ever heard a song about Phil Jevons signing for Yeovil? A poem about the 2006 play-off final against Cheltenham Town?

Join us for what promises to be a very special gig as Can You Hear The Grimsby Sing? brings together some of the brilliant writers and musicians among the Mariners’ fan community to perform work that reflects on Grimsby Town and the town of Grimsby.

The Mariners Trust has joined forces again with the team behind last year’s We Are Town book to stage this unique event celebrating values and experiences that will strike a chord with all Town supporters. Proper football. Working-class culture. And all that makes up our distinct identity as Grimsby supporters, whether it’s Clive Mendonca’s hat-trick against Ipswich in 1996 or the remembered sound of your dad’s moped engine as he set off at 4am for his shift on the fish docks.

  • Artists include: Roger Beard, Tracy Booth, Andy Freeman, Pete Green, Alastair Wilkinson, Gordon Wilson
  • 7pm Friday 9 December, Trust bar, Blundell Park
  • Tickets £5, proceeds to support the GTFC youth academy

Tickets available online here:http://www.marinerstrust.co.uk/cat/event-tickets/

Tickets also available from any of the Trust bars from Saturday onwards

FA Cup Draw tickets

Reminder that these are available in all the bars and online here http://www.marinerstrust.co.uk/cat/draw-tickets/ . If anyone thinks they can sell a few tickets on our behalf please get in touch, it would be really appreciated.

Dates for your diary.

Our annual play on the pitch day will be held on Sunday 21st May 2017 and we will be issuing more details nearer the time. This will also be the day of the long awaited celebrity match for those who bought as part of Operation Promotion

Also we have booked Saturday 4th March v Wycombe as our play on the pitch at half time for Junior members. We will be announcing details of the draw for this early in the new year.

Membership

Reminders have now been sent out to all those who have memberships due for renewal. It goes without saying that we would really welcome your continued support, as we have often said as individuals we can make little difference but collectively we can make a huge difference. (as you have already shown)

It has taken a while but we will shortly be starting the distribution of new membership cards for adults starting with life membership and then to everyone with more than 6 months left before renewal. For all those with less than 6 months we will be issuing cards on renewal. The next stage is that we are working with a number of corporate partners to offer some special benefits for Mariners Trust members. More details will be announced in the new year.

Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is currently being put together and will be ready early in December. We think this a great way of keeping fans informed but we would very much welcome your feedback to let us know if you agree or how we could improve.

100 Club

The latest 100 club winners are:

September

1) Steve Traves £200

2) Andy Carr £40

3) Barry Goodman £20

October

1) Michael Hill £200

2) Tim Hubbard £40

3) Ian Townsend £20

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all taking part. If you would like to take part here is the form http://www.marinerstrust.co.uk/home/100s-club/

As ever thanks for your support.

Mariners Trust Board