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  1. As the first supporters owned club in the Country, formed 19 years ago in 2001, we should all be incredibly proud that our elected Board members, and Ram Ismail in particular, have managed to raise a very impressive £10, 635 (as of today) through the highly commendable 'Shine A Light for Enfield Town Football Club' crowd fundraising project, for much needed Scheduled Floodlights and General Ground Improvements. To date, 200 loyal supporters have generously donated to this appeal. There are still 8 days left for you to dig-deep, whatever you can afford, to make a donation, if you haven't already contributed. Please help our club, during this difficult time, to maximise the final revenue return achieved. You can donate now by connecting direct to the Crowd-funder page link shown in the previous post above, or go to the ETFC official website. Thanks for your support. UP THE TOWN
  2. Yes, that is good news and very encouraging progress OT. With 23-days still left before deadline, there is still plenty of time for others to join the 156 Town supporters who have already generously donated to the appeal. We need to raise another £2K to hit target. Every little helps. Please contribute what you can afford to this worthy cause. Just to remind everyone, the Crowd-funder page link is here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shine-a-light-for-enfield-town-fc All donations welcome. Thanks folk !!
  3. Couldn't agree more OT. We have some brilliant supporters who help our club in many different ways, and its great to see our fans generously contributing to the fund-raising appeal. Many local businesses have been badly hit by the shutdown, but you are absolutely right, if we can get the local free press to run a story about our club, what we are doing for the local community, and the effort being made to generate much needed extra funding, etc it might just strike a cord with local businesses and the general public. Fingers crossed! Anymore helpful thoughts, suggestions, ideas on this topic guys?
  4. PROGRESS UPDATE …….AND IT'S LOOKING GOOD !!!! Hi everyone, few days on from the last update and we are continuing to make steady progress towards our £10,000 target. Another £1200 has been donated by Town supporters since Friday, which lifts the total contributed to date to £7323, which means that with exactly four weeks remaining to the 21st July deadline, we need another £2677 to hit target. That is certainly well within our grasp, and with everyone's support we will exceed that figure, and go on to provide our club with a much needed financial boost before the new season. By the way, brilliant to note that much loved and respected Enfield FC legend Alf D'Arcy has just added his contribution to our fund-raising appeal. How about you? It has been a bit quiet on this forum of late. Not sure if anyone actually reads this, but It would be good to hear other Towners thoughts on this very important fund-raising initiative for our club.
  5. Evening All. As most Towners will be aware, many non-league clubs are having a difficult time, due to the pandemic, and quite a number of clubs in our league have embarked upon crowd-fundraising activity, to generate much needed revenue, with some very interesting results. Our own 'Shine A Light For Enfield Town Football Club' fund-raising appeal which was launched fairly recently, and runs through until the 21st July, has now raised £6,113.00 of our £10,000 target. That is great progress, and with 31-days left, there is a very good chance we will exceed our target. So far, 124 Town supporters have donated to this important fund-raising appeal, and it is very much hoped others will follow. Taking a look at other clubs fund-raising results in our league, Bognor, Corinthian Casuals, and Wingate & Finchley have all hit their fund-raising revenue targets. The Rocks have generated an incredible £30K, Casuals (Target £10K) have raised £11,528, whilst 'The Blues' , who launched their Appeal just a fortnight ago, have achieved £10,358 to date. Lewes today became the latest club to start a crowd-funding appeal. The Rooks are looking to raise at least £34K which, if successful, will trigger another £40K in grants. Shows what can be done! Let's all dig deep for the Town !!
  6. FUND-RAISING UPDATE It is a little while now since Seaside Towner posted this topic, so in case anyone is not aware of progress, show on the ETFC official website, I thought it might help if I provided an update, to confirm what has been achieved to date, as at this point of time. So far 103 Town supporters, from home and overseas, have contributed £4,800 which represents 48%of our £10,000 target The deadline to pledge a donation, and help our Club to raise much needed funds for scheduled Floodlights and Ground Improvements is the 21st July 2020, which is only 35 days away. Don't leave it until the last minute if you plan to be involved. Your support is vital. Please give generously, what you can afford, to help this very worthy cause. Let's show the Enfield public, business community, and other clubs in our League, how much we care, and how proud we are proud of being the first Supporters owned club in the Country. 'UP THE TOWN'
  7. A bit more news for everyone on the subject of ground improvement fundraising. Two clubs in our league, down in this neck of the woods, on the south coast, Worthing and Bognor, set themselves ambitious fundraising projects recently, hoping to generate substantial much needed income for their respective clubs. Premier Division pace-setters last season Worthing launched their project a month ago, and were initially hoping to raise twenty thousand pounds. That target was quickly smashed and revised, and the Mackerel Men have gone on to impressively achieve no less than forty three thousand pounds. Wow, congratulations and very well done to them. That is some achievement ! The cash raised, along with ninety-six thousand pounds from The Premier League Football Stadia Improvement Fund, plus another eleven thousand from a generous corporate donor, will allow Worthing to replace their floodlights, and revamp the North East corner of the ground with New food provision, plus a new toilet block, a new bar, and modernised turn-stiles. Bognor have also launched a crowdfunding appeal, and The Rocks are aiming to raise thirty thousand pounds to help finance ground improvements at Nyewood Lane. Two ambitious targets, as many clubs, like our own, seek financial help from their supporters, and the local community, as they continue to navigate their way through the coronavirus crisis, which has put many clubs and businesses at a competitive disadvantage, and had a terrible impact on society as a whole. With everyone's help and support, Town will achieve / exceed the ten thousand pounds target set, which is urgently needed for the running, up keep, and progression of our club next season. Let's make it happen !! COYT
  8. Evening all, seems a long, long time since our last match, and a lot has happened since in these unpredictable, unprecedented times. Whilst there hasn't been any action on the pitch, there has been plenty off the field, and our Board members and Football management team have been working hard to ensure we are in the best possible shape for the re-start, whenever that may be. Knowing how tight money is for most non-league clubs at our level, it is very encouraging that our Club has embarked upon this major fund-raising initiative, and it is a great opportunity for all us Towners, local and otherwise, to contribute as much as we can afford, to show how much our Club means to us, and help finance all the improvements being planned at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
  9. Back in November we lost 1-3 at home to Folkestone, and in their last six matches they have beaten Hornchurch (2-1), East Thurrock (3-1), and League table-toppers Worthing (1-0), so they are not a bad side, and are probably strong contenders for a play-off place. In the absence of any comments so far from the Town faithful who travelled to the game, it is interesting to read the Folkestone supporters take on the match, which they conclude could have gone either way, particularly in the last half an hour. Also, special mention of an outstanding goal-keeping performance by Nathan, and a fine video clip showing his superb save from an Invicta goal-bound free kick. Never the easiest of grounds to pick-up points, so a decent away performance and result against a side currently lying 4th in the Table. Well done guys! Let's hope we can repeat our FA trophy win at Stortford on Tuesday evening, and produce another top draw performance next Saturday at the QE2 stadium, in front of a big crowd, when we host league leaders Worthing.
  10. Well done everyone, great away win for Town this afternoon after our enforced winter break. Good to see four different names on our scoresheet today, and encouraging to note that three of the top teams in our division dropped points this afternoon, and the three teams immediately behind in the table all lost. So, a number of positives from todays matches. Let's give credit and show appreciation for the result to Andy and the boys. Enjoy the win! 'UP THE TOWN'
  11. It has just been announced that our league match at East Thurrock tomorrow evening has had to be postponed due to storm damage problems.
  12. Back in December Town travelled to Bognor on a Tuesday evening and lost a IPL match 4-1. Yesterday, with home advantage, we gave a much better account of ourselves at the QE2, and really could (should) have been out of sight by half time. This was an impressive all-round team performance and, after a goal-less first half, Town were determined to make amends for the Hornchurch reverse, and with their relentless pressure continuing after the interval, goals looked inevitable, and duly arrived from Lewis Taaffe and Ken Charles, to seal an important well deserved home win, which lifted the spirits of the loyal, vocal, Town faithful. This was The Rocks first defeat in seven games, and an important three points for Town against one of our main play off rivals. Well done all! An afternoon to remember. Enjoy! UP THE TOWN
  13. WR if you are referring to SR then yes he did a superb job whilst a board member. Town will greatly miss his personal contribution. He needs to be replaced. If you, or anyone else, with a sales & marketing background can assist, speak to one of our board members. Yes, falling attendances are a big worry for non-league clubs like ourselves. Enfield Borough is a key catchment area for Spurs and Arsenal, as well as ourselves, and Tottenham's new 60,000+ capacity stadium will definitely have affected our attendances, and it is a big worry.
  14. Couldn't agree more. andyetfc is absolutely right in mentioning the implications of promotion from the IPL to the National League.There will be essential ground improvement work to be carried out, to achieve the new ground grading criteria,within a given period of time, and it will need to be funded. Once the work and cost has been established, it might be possible to apply for a Grant to cover all or part of the total cost involved. 72wemblyfinal you are spot-on with your comments about the need for more members, to be actively involved, in raising more finance for our club. Those that continually complain, or make cheap comments, about our club or individuals, need to think about what damage they are doing on a national fans forum website. They also need to remember " it's not what the club can do for them, it's what they can do for the club". As the old saying goes "If you are not part of the solution - you are part of the problem".
  15. Actually, four of our players joined the Urchin's, you are forgetting Remi Sutton, who also played against us on Saturday. You say Hornchurch bought three (or was it four?) of our players. With all this talk about finance, I am sure we would all be very interested to know how much Hornchurch paid us for these players? Also, how much did ETFC pay-out for the other players you say we purchased? Please share your information.
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