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Business Club Newsletter #2

Welcome to the Summer edition of the Magpies Business Club Newsletter

The Magpies Business Club continues to grow from strength to strength and it was pleasing to see so many familiar faces at last weeks Magpies Beer Festival - as always thanks for your support.

The Summer months continue to be very busy at Victory Park and our Manager has already made a number of signing in advance of the new season that starts on Saturday 6th August.

The main aim of the Magpies Business Club is to provide a unique environment for local companies to network with one another and to let local businesses develop their client base and i hope you enjoy reading this newsletter that will help maintain the relationship between Chorley FC and you our business club members.

Forthcoming Events

Thursday 23rd June - Breakfast Morning 8-10am

It may be the date of the UK EU referendum but we hold a breakfast morning sponsored by Handelsbanken.  

Guest Speaker Pete Smith from Sky Sports.

Thursday 1st September - Business Evening 6-8pm.

This event is sponsored by RSM Accounting. Guest Speaker Michael Finnigan, Impossible 2 Inevitable.

Thursday 15th September - Magpies Golf Day at Pleasington Golf Club

Click here for details or speak to Director Jeremy Lee on 07774197303

Further events will be announced in the near future.

Squad News

Since the end of the season Matt has begun reshaping the squad.  Every summer there are departures and we’d like to offer thanks to Courtney Meppem-Walter, James Dean and Mark Ross for their time with the club, but we must look forward and we welcome what look like five top quality additions to the squad in Sefton Gonzalez, Matt Challoner Adam BlakemanScott Leather and Josh O’Keefe.

Early Bird Season Ticket Offer Extended

Supporters can get a fantastic discount on season tickets right up until the Euro 2016 tournament kicks-off, click here for details.

Pre-Season Programme Confirmed

We have eight pre-season friendlies confirmed throughout the month of July with Preston North End, Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers amongst the sides we’ll be facing as we gear up to the new season and 2016/17 season ticket holders will get in to all our free home friendlies for FREE.

Development Team Launched

In addition to the under 18’s side we already have, next season we'll also be fielding a Development Side in the Lancashire League.  Made up predominantly of under 21’s, the side can also include a limited number of first team players who need the game time when building up fitness.  Home games are set to be played on Friday nights at The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium.

AvaCoach join forces with Magpies

The club has teamed up with Leyland based firm AvaCoach to provide the supporters coaches for the 2016/17 season.

Business Club Newsletter #1

WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST MAGPIES BUSINESS CLUB NEWSLETTER

The Magpies Business Club was launched in early September 2015 with a champagne reception at The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium, the home of Chorley FC.  Over 70 people attended the event where those present were entertained by Lancashire's finest comedian Mr Norman Prince. The evening included a Q & A session with the Chorley FC Management Team including Mr Matt Jansen.

The main aim of the Magpies Business Club is to provide a unique environment for local companies to network with one another and to let local businesses develop their client base and this newsletter will help maintain the relationship between Chorley Football Club and the Business Club member.

MAGPIES BUSINESS CLUB CASINO EVENING

The first major event of the Business Club calendar was a Casino evening held at Victory Park in early October.  The evening was attended by over 60 people and everyone had the opportunity to win "funny money" playing games including poker, roulette and craps. Most people left with prizes and thanks must go to Chorley FC's Commercial Manager - Mr John Derbyshire who arranged the evening.

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MANY THANKS

On behalf of the Chairman and the Board of Directors of Chorley FC a special mention goes to to Baker Tilly, Forbes Solicitors and Handelsbanken - It was your approach and vision that led to the Magpies Business Club being set up...  Many thanks!

HOW DO YOU BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BUSINESS CLUB?

All existing CFC 200 club members from last season (2014/2015) join free of charge.  Anyone committing to the 200 club for this coming season will also receive free membership of the club. Any other business can join for an annual fee of £100 + VAT.

THE MAGPIES BUSINESS CLUB - 2015/16 EVENTS

Friday November 27th  Breakfast morning 8am to 10am with guest speakers
Friday January 29th Sportsmans Dinner with David Johnson (ex-Everton & Liverpool) and compere & comedian Mr Norman Prince
Thursday February 11th Business Evening with Guest Speakers
Friday March 18th Cheltenham Gold Cup - Formal dinner and an afternoon of racing
Friday April 8th 200 Club Gala Dinner
Thursday May 26th Magpies Business Club Beer Festival
Thursday June 23rd Breakfast morning 8am to 10am with guest speakers

SO WHAT HAS THE BUSINESS CLUB RAISED SO FAR?

Remember the Magpies Business Club would like to raise £25k in the next 12 months to seat the main stand. Each social event will raise money towards this project.  Money raised so far £1,950.00 including a 'one off' donation from Sharples Davis of £330.00.

Thanks for your great support!

GRASS GREENER FOR NEW GROUNDSMAN RILEY

The grass is incredibly important when it comes to football, after all, it’s one of the vital tools of the players’ trade. For new groundsman Andrew Riley, it’s a love affair with turf, making sure the quality is second to none.

Read more: GRASS GREENER FOR NEW GROUNDSMAN RILEY

PRIVATE DONOR PROVIDES FUNDS TO RAISE THE ROOF!

The club are delighted to announce that thanks to a generous private donation we now have the funds to begin work on replacing the Duke Street end stand roof. The fan, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the donation after admitting he was impressed by the club’s progress.

Read more: PRIVATE DONOR PROVIDES FUNDS TO RAISE THE ROOF!

FOOTBALL CLUB SUPPORT LOCAL NETBALL TEAM

Chorley FC have announced they’ll be supporting another team this season, Chorley Magpies. The local netball side is made up of students, office workers and housewives who have been playing together for the last eight years. Last season they finished a creditable fourth in Division Two at Witton Park, Blackburn.

Read more: FOOTBALL CLUB SUPPORT LOCAL NETBALL TEAM
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