Crawley Town Supporters Alliance

The Crawley Town Supporters Alliance -a Supporters Trust- was formed on 1st July 2011 by members of the former Crawley Town Supporters Club and Devils Trust, after our memberships voted strongly in favour of a merger. We hope to be the official voice of Crawley Town supporters everywhere, and will work tirelessly for the success of both our club and our community.

Membership will cost £10 for an adult, £8 concessions, £5 for a child under 16 and £20 for a family group (two adults and up to two children under 16). Membership benefits will include priority booking (after Season Ticket Holders) for high demand “all ticket” games, reduced price coach travel, 10% off all purchases in the club shop and 5% off
season tickets purchased before 6th August 2011. Other benefits will be announced as the season progresses. Applications will be accepted immediately with forms available from the club, from our website at www.ctfcsa.co.uk or via membership@ctfcsa.co.uk . Memberships will also be available at each pre-season friendly and membership cards will be issued from 16th July.

It is our intention, along with our Travel Partners from Crawley Luxury Coaches, to offer coach travel to away games throughout the season. As you know, our first LEAGUE TWO away game is in the Potteries on Saturday August 6th, when we visit highly fancied PORT VALE. As an opening offer the Alliance has decided to offer coach travel to this game for just £10 for all supporters- please book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made at each pre-season friendly, or you can email us at travel@ctfcsa.co.uk. Alternatively, you can call us on our dedicated travel number -07843124845- between 6 PM and 9PM Monday to Friday.

If you would like to become an active member of the Crawley Town Supporters Alliance, and assist us to meet our goals, please get in touch. We are particularly looking for matchday helpers, and for anyone who is interested in getting involved in fundraising or community liaison. Please email chairman@ctfcsa.co.uk or call 07860478050 (Ian Townsend). We look forward to hearing from you.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • Priority Booking (after season ticket holders) for any all ticket games
  • Discounted coach travel to away games
  • 5% discount on all season tickets purchased before 06/08/11
  • A dedicated voice to represent your suggestions and concerns to the club at scheduled monthly meetings
  • Other benefits will be announced throughout the season

What is the Crawley Town Supporters Alliance –and how was it formed?

The Crawley Town Supporters Alliance is exactly what the name might suggest- an alliance between the former Crawley Town Supporters Club and the Devils Trust, designed to represent the interests of the supporters of Crawley Town FC and to promote both the club and the community. Early in the 2010/11 season, through the auspices of the Community Engagement Team, parties from both organisations began to work together and soon realised that not only did they have the same objectives and concerns but that by combining their endeavours they could be far more effective. The formation of the Alliance was approved by the memberships of both organisations, and has taken shape following many meetings and discussions and much effort by all parties.

It was the wish of our late beloved co-owner, Bruce Winfield, that all supporters of Crawley Town came together under one banner. We hope that we will be worthy of his legacy.

Why did we need a “united” organisation?

The Community Engagement Team proved quite quickly that old wounds could be healed and that, once healed, those of us who were determined to advance the cause of our football club and our community could do so far more successfully- and enjoyably- together. The 2010/11 season was the most successful in the history of our football club. Both the Supporters Club and the Devils Trust were fully engaged in this success- but could have achieved far more had we been pooling our resources throughout the year. The united organisation is a Supporters Trust, and as such has the legal and funding benefits that go with this, but now has the wide range of skills, knowledge and commitment to go on and achieve much more than either organisation has previously managed. We are now the only official supporters’ organisation of Crawley Town FC.

How can I join?

Membership will cost £10 for an adult, £8 concessions, £5 for a child under 16 and £20 for a family group (two adults and up to two children under 16). Applications will be accepted immediately- forms will be available from the club, from our website at www.ctfcsa.co.uk or via email from membership@ctfcsa.co.uk . Memberships will also be available at each pre-season friendly and membership cards will be issued from 16th July 2011.

What are the benefits of membership?

Direct membership benefits will include priority booking (after Season Ticket Holders) for high demand “all ticket” games, reduced price coach travel, 10% off all purchases in the club shop and 5% off season tickets purchased before 6th August 2011. Other benefits will be announced as the season progresses. However it is our intention to use profits from Alliance activities to directly fund activities which will benefit both the club and the community, so your membership will also benefit the wider Crawley society.

How will I keep up to date with developments in the Alliance?

Our website at www.ctfcsa.co.uk will be regularly updated with the latest information, and our Communications Officer will also keep you up to date with quarterly newsletters. We will also be passing information to the football club for inclusion in matchday programmes and their regular supporters communications. Oh, and you can happily collar an Alliance representative at the club on matchdays or on the coaches to away games, give us a call, or send us an email!

How do I book away travel?

Travel can be booked in three possible ways. Firstly, and perhaps most easily, you can book away travel in person at each home game. Next, you can call us –between 1800 and 2100 hrs Monday to Friday only please- on 07843124845. Finally, you can email us (until two days prior to the match in question), on travel@ctfcsa.co.uk. A list of away matches, with their associated costs and departure times, will shortly be available on our website.

When will I be able to meet Alliance representatives?

Because of the short notice and the immense amount of organisation that needs to be done to get the Alliance up and running, we do not expect to be able to schedule an open meeting before the season starts. Instead, we have tentatively scheduled our first open meeting for the first week of October with an AGM to follow later in the season.
But representatives will be available at all home games, on supporters coaches, by telephone or email- and can be seen in glorious (!!) technicolour on the “Who’s Who” page of our website.

I have a suggestion or a concern. Who do I contact? When will I get a response?

We welcome your input, whether it relates to the activities of the Alliance or the football club itself. We will be meeting with the Chief Executive of the football club every month, and will take forward any suggestions or concerns you may have. Please contact Ian Townsend (07860478050) by phone or on chairman@ctfcsa.co.uk. Or, if you prefer a less electronic form of communication, come and talk to us at a home or away game, or write to us at: CTSA, C/O 17, Chatfields, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8PZ.

Many thanks for your support!