Monthly Liaison Meetings between CTFC and the CTSA

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20th October 2011



Upon the formation of the Crawley Town Supporters Alliance it was confirmed that Alliance representatives would meet with Alan Williams, the Chief Executive of CTFC, on a monthly basis. The purpose of this meeting would be to enhance constructive dialogue between the supporters of CTFC and the club itself, and to allow supporters to have their suggestions and other issues raised directly with the board.

So far this dialogue has been rather ad-hoc, but following the formal election of the CTSA Board we have agreed scheduled dates for these meetings. If this is to be a worthwhile exercise then it will rely on CTSA members- and indeed any CTFC supporters- to let us know of any matters they would like to have discussed.

Meetings will be held on the first Friday of every month, with dates for the rest of the season as follows:

4th November 2011

2nd December 2011

6th January 2012

3rd February 2012

2nd March 2012

6th April 2012

4th May 2012

Please contact us via the contact form on the website, email to or write via CTSA, 17, Chatfields, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8PZ. Oh, and you can approach us directly at home and away games and we will be glad to listen! If we could have your information by the Wednesday preceding the meetings to give us chance to prepare, that would also be a great help.

Take care




Ian Townsend

Ian Townsend


  1. mick o'donnell

    If we haven’t had a full update by your first meeting, could you ask –

    1. Why the reluctance to talk to the FLS yesterday,

    2. What’s the latest re the new stand, and

    3. Could there please be some sensible/consistent stewarding in the SW corner
    Cheers – see you at the next 3 away games.

    Also, from a CTSA perspective, could anything be done to subsidise those members who attend away matches but for one reason or another can’t make it on the coach (e.g. because they live in a different part of the country or it’s more convenient to travel by other means (e.g. going to Palarse by train) I’m not saying subsidising the coach travel for those on the coach isn’t a good idea, but it would in my opinion only be fair to spread that subsidy round all members making an effort to support the team away.

  2. Ian Townsend

    Hi Mick, 1, 2 and 3, fair enough! On the other question, the only coach we’ve actually subsidised was the first game of the season at Port Vale. Our prices are good because we negotiated a good deal- we’re always looking to break even, and if we can to make a small profit that we can reinvest in community projects. And so far, we’re doing ok! We have a pricing strategy that expects a range of profits and losses across the season and, if we’ve done our sums right, will mean we break even by season end.

  3. Allan Porthouse

    Can the ‘official’ coaches drop off in town when returning to Crawley. Other ‘rival’ operators offer this service !

  4. Ian Townsend

    We can- and we have done so on the longer trips. Just have a word with Travel Ken or James on the coach and we can sort this out.