We would like to advise supporters that The Squadron Football Supporters Club, Inc will be holding their Annual General Meeting this Sunday 18th September.
The AGM will be held at The Premier Hotel, 1 Brunker Rd Broadmeadow. Please arrive from 230pm for a 3pm start.
We will be detailing reports from the various office bearers before holding elections for committee positions, please be advised that only paid members from last season will be able to vote in these elections.
After the elections, the committee will be discussing details for the season ahead including memberships/online store/merchandise, feedback from the active support forum, tifo, gameday operations and committee/senior members involvement, home/away venue, income/expenditure, newyhelps campaign, social media, partnerships/sponsorship and away coach services.
We invite any interested supporters with feedback or ideas relating to active support to attend and take part in these discussions as we will be locking away most of our upcoming seasons activities and direction during the AGM.
We also hope to have a member of the Jets staff in attendance to detail what is happening with the active support area location and procedures on the Southern Hill for future seasons.
If you are planning to attend please RSVP via this Facebook event to give us an idea of numbers https://www.facebook.com/events/307897062918679/
If you are unable to attend and would like to submit an item for discussion please email us email@example.com
Never Tear Us Apart
As many of you are aware, David Gallop came before the cameras yesterday to hopefully denounce the Anti Football Mafia and to provide a transparent and sustainable way forward for banning football fans with an appeals process available.
What he served up was the complete opposite which only fed the Anti Football Mafia and provided no clear process for the right of fans to appeal wrongful bans. Not only this, the burden of proof remains on the fans to prove their innocence while denying them access to the evidence that was used to ban them in the first place.
In light of all this, The Squadron FSC has decided to join our fellow active supporter groups in a united stance by boycotting the away bay on Friday night and pending future developments boycotting Bay 60 for home fixtures.
We are aware that many will not be able to travel due to the poor scheduling of this fixture but a stance needs to be made. For those who have already bought tickets and intend to travel, we implore that you support us and other supporter groups by not standing in the away bay (bay 3) at Allianz Stadium this Friday night.
Our support for our club and the boys on the field has not changed and we hope that they see the larger picture in this action.
For everything to return to “normal” we request the following:
- A transparent and documented process for banning fans with defined standards of evidence
- An appeals process that is fair and easily accessible for all banned fans
- A commitment to transparent practices at all levels.
- Minimum common sense to stand up against the lies and defamation that the Anti Football Mafia have thrown at us. Back your sport and don’t bow to their demands by giving them what they want.
- And most importantly, the FFA must start treating its supporters as stakeholders and not customers.
Supporters are the FFA’s biggest asset and our treatment as second class citizens has been poor and united as one we (all supporters), will not accept it.
They will Never Tear Us Apart
The Squadron FSC (Football Supporters Club) is very pleased to announce that we have reached our first #NewyHelps milestone – we have currently raised $2500 which fully funds our initiative for families staying at Ronald McDonald House Newcastle to attend Jets games at Hunter Stadium during the regular season. We sincerely thank everybody who has contributed to the #NewyHelps campaign thus far.
We now switch to our second initiative of the #NewyHelps charity campaign – to raise as much money as possible for Sam’s Fund for SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death due to EPilepsy). Sam’s Fund was set up in memory of Squadron member Sam Taylor who passed away earlier this year at the age of only 23. Sam’s Fund was initiated by the Taylor family to raise awareness of SUDEP and donate to researching the condition.
The goal of our second #NewyHelps campaign initiative is to donate at least $1000 to Sam’s Fund but it would be fantastic if we could raise even more.
Any amount raised from this point onwards will be donated to Sam’s Fund so we now request that if you haven’t contributed to the #NewyHelps campaign yet, please visit newcastlefootball.net/newyhelps and donate. Any amount you are able to spare is hugely appreciated and will be helping someone.
We remind you that anyone who contributes to #NewyHelps will receive an entry into the raffle where you can win some great prizes. Every $5 donated will get you a single raffle entry, $25 will get you 6 raffle entries. We will be drawing the raffle after the Jets game against Melbourne City on Sunday 13th December. All prizes in the #NewyHelps raffle are listed at newcastlefootball.net/newyhelps/raffle