Crawley Town Supporters Alliance- EGM on Wednesday 5th October

Dear Members,

You may recall that last month we wrote to you all inviting you to our Extraordinary General Meeting on Wednesday 5th October, which will begin at 7.30 PM and be held in Redz Bar. At this meeting we will update you on our work so far, answer any of your questions, take on board your ideas and suggestions, and formally elect a new Board for the Alliance, replacing the interim arrangements which have been in place since our formation.

We are pleased to announce that we have twelve candidates for the board. Their candidate statements are attached below, and they are listed in order of nomination as follows:

  • Simon Smith
  • Barbara Robinson
  • Paul Prendergast
  • Ian Townsend
  • Ken Blackmore
  • Colin Lowes
  • James Laraman
  • Chris Cheshire
  • Simon Hall
  • John Hooper
  • Owen Pickering
  • Colin Bowman

As the board can be made up of up to twelve candidates, and we had twelve nominations prior to the cut off date, there will not be a formal election and as such proxy voting forms will not be distributed. However each candidate will read their election statement at the EGM and make themselves available for questioning by the membership. Furthermore, if any other members would like to be involved with the organisation and management of the Alliance we can still co-opt them to sub committees in a non executive capacity, and we would urge you to contact us if you would like to be involved. We have much work to do and would welcome every available pair of hands- additionally we have had no formal nominations for the role of Secretary, and if you would like to take on this role, we’d be grateful for your support! Board roles are, in accordance with the constitution, allocated by the board once confirmed in post.

The proposed agenda for the meeting is also attached below. This is subject to slight alteration as we hope to have an additonal guest speaker, but should give you a good idea as to the running order. A buffet will be provided, and the bar will be open. Please come along and let us have the benefit of your ideas and support. We are YOUR supporters organisation and as such act on your behalf. This is an opportunity for you to raise your ideas and concerns with the newly elected Board- and also directly with CTFC’s Chief Executive Alan Williams, who will be present to give you the latest news from our football club.

Thank you for all of your support- we are truly grateful for the enthusiasm and commitment which CTFC supporters have shown to the Alliance since our formation. If you cannot make the EGM but have questions you would like to ask or ideas you would like to put forward, please email them to or write to us at: CTSA, 17 Chatfields, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8PZ.

Take Care

Ian Townsend- Interim Chair

Crawley Town Supporters Alliance -Election Statements

CTSA EGM Agenda 5th October 2011