2018 CTSC AGM Report

Posted: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - 12:52 PM

Chairman Derek Whale opened the meeting, the minutes from the AGM of 10.1.17 were approved by the members and 50 members were present.

Christine Taylor, treasurer, gave the 2017 account report, receipts for the year to 31st December 2017 totaled £8,947 and a total of £2500 was donated to the Castleford Tigers.

Breakdown of 2017 donations, £2000 - 3 laptop computers to be used by Castleford Tigers coaches, £500 - sponsorship of three Under 19s players.

Ken Harrison, membership, gave his report. 2017 membership were at 435,over 100 up from 2016, most of the members were from the Castleford area but we they members from all over the country and abroad, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada. A successful recruiting campaign outside the Tigers den took place in December and January, which as been repeated again this year. Current membership for 2018 is 276. If you have a friend or relative who is not a member can you help us by asking them to join for 2018?

Paul Burns-Williamson, Secretary gave his report: "What a season, record breaking, league leaders shield and reaching the Grand Final, it was great to be part of it! We managed to get sponsors for all our 2017 events, we increased membership and at the moment, we are at 276 2018 members, a good start. Our events in the clubs hospitality suite and other venues have been well attended and feedback from attendees has been good. Club directors, club staff, coaches and players have supported us throughout the year and we thank everyone for that. We continue to provide events that provide a good enjoyable experience, along with raising funds for the Tigers. Thank you to everyone who has attended in 2017, we look forward to seeing you at our 2018 events, which will be announced soon"

"We have continued our great relationship with Daryl and the team, something the CTSC is very thankful for, we see ourselves has part of the wider Tigers family, allowing members to meet and chat to players, coaches and Board members in a friendly, positive manner."

"The CTSC also work in partnership with the club, promoting club events, merchandise and the Tigers Daily Draw, anything that helps the club we are more than willing to do."

"Our event highlights were the sell out POTY awards, put together with 7 days notice, the dinner dance, the Race night and the 2018 membership launch night, all were very well attended."

"Once again we have consulted with Daryl on ideas for our donations this is something with your agreement we want to continue.2

"Our next donation of £5000 will be made at next months meet the coaches event."

"Other achievements this year - Our social media sites on Facebook now has 10100 members, and twitter 2900 followers, both continue to grow along with our website. Our goal is to convert these followers into members, but even if we cannot we believe that it is great promotion for the CTSC and the Castleford Tigers."

"We have a good relationship with the media, especially the Pontefract and Castleford express, who give us excellent coverage. I would also like to thank Michelle Cooper the Tigers Media And Marketing Manager who supports us in all kinds of ways and makes all the hard work of the committee worthwhile."

"The future, we are well on the way to getting sponsors for our 2018 events, with other sponsorship opportunities available for the Race night, POTY night and our November dinner dance. Please see the committee for details. I would like to thank all our loyal sponsors, many who have been with us since 2004, please support them if you can, they can be found on our website, please take a look."

"We continue to base ourselves in the Tiger Bar, 1 hour before kick off for all home games, selling 2018 memberships, please come and see us for a pre or after match chat. The committee would like to thank Ant Nunn for all his hard work whilst on the committee. Also a big thanks to Tracey Corbett who helps us at our events, Stuart Lake who produces our fantastic posters and helps us with the website, thanks".

The CTSC  would like to thank fellow members of the committee, who worked very hard in 2017. The donations made to Castleford Tigers since 2004 now stands at £77,647.58

Lastly the CTSC  would like to thank all the members and sponsors for the loyal support you all gave in 2017. A year to remember!

The following were re-elected by the members present to the CTSC committee for 2018, Christine Taylor, Dave Bowman, Ken Harrison, Derek Whale, Paul Burns-Williamson, Keith Taylor and Rachel Brocklehurst.

Michelle Bowman has been elected to be a member of the 2018 CTSC committee.

The evening then continued with 'Meet The New Tigers', The guests were introduced to the packed audience, Joe Wardle, Garry Lo, Mitch Clark, James Green, Jamie Ellis, James Clare, Corey Aston and Alex Foster.

After a very warm welcome, everyone got to know a little bit more about each player and how they were settling in at the Tigers, all the players were in very good spirits, enjoying preseason training and looking forward to the new season ahead!

After the break the questions came from the audience, covering a wide area of topics all answered with humour and honesty, which gave everyone present a very enjoyable evening. Many thanks to all the players who attended, we hope you enjoyed the evening.

The raffle made £116 and 23 new members joined on the night.

The next two CTSC events are

Tuesday 13th February - 'Meet the Coaches' Evening, Sponsored by the Black Swan, Normanton - Presentation of £5000 to Daryl Powell from the CTSC in the Signs and Designs restaurant at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle - 7.45pm start.

Special guests, Daryl Powell, Danny Orr, Ryan Sheridan, Ben Cooper and Matt Crowther.

Come and put your questions direct to the coaching staff.

Admission £1 CTSC members, £3 non members.

Tuesday 13th March - 'Meet the Directors' Evening, Sponsored by the Black Swan, Normanton in the Signs and Designs restaurant at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle - 7.45pm start.

Special guests, to be confirmed.

Come and put your questions direct to the clubs directors.

Admission £1 CTSC members, £3 non members.

You can find out more about CTSC and join the Castleford Tigers Supporters Club online here, or call in and meet the committee at our home games, where you'll find them in the Tiger Bar pre match.

On behalf of everyone at Castleford Tigers we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone at our official supporters club CTSC for your fantastic support! 

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