Farnborough FC Supporters Trust – FaST

With the new season just underway FaST would like to take the opportunity to remind supporters of the support that we offer the club both financially and in practical terms with the various projects undertaken. This is mutually beneficial to the club to enhance the ground infrastructure and to supporters for the  improvement of their matchday experience. All this could not be done without the support of our members with subscriptions, donations and voluntary work and we are proud to say that since the Trust formation in 2005 over £140,000 has been raised and donated to the club. In monetary terms this is worth much more to the club as a considerable part of the work has been carried out on a voluntary basis thereby saving substantial labour costs. Recent projects include providing part of the funding towards the improvement of the players tunnel area and the away dressing room. Also during the close season purchasing replacement lamps needed for the floodlights. Our next planned project is to refurbish the upstairs toilets adjoining the Platinum Lounge.

FaST Ground Development Fund

FaST has launched a new fund raising scheme known as FaST Ground Development Fund replacing the Boost The Boro Fund and is geared solely at raising funds towards FaST ground projects and will no longer support the player budget. FaST has a long history of providing funds towards improving and maintaining the club’s ground facilities and we sincerely hope that the club’s fans will get behind this new initiative and pledge more money, particularly by way of regular standing order payments.

The new scheme is to include members and non-members and involves the following methods of payment strictly towards FaST projects:

  • Standing Orders, Electronic Transfers or Cheques made payable to FaST
  • One-off donations to FaST specifically for FaST Development Funding
  • By donation bucket on Matchdays on the 50/50 table
  • Membership fees income raised by more fans joining FaST will help the new Ground Development Fund. This also enables new members access to FaST membership benefits such as reduced costs of travelling on minibuses to away games and discounted club merchandise in the Club Shop.

FaST have recently changed banking arrangements and the new account details are:-

Sort Code: 30-90-89

Account Number: 37588460

Quote reference: FaST / Farnborough Supporters Society Limited

Please visit the FaST website for more information and updates at:

www.farnborough-trust.org.uk

Joining FaST

FaST is planning a new membership drive to give more support to the club. We already have a say in the running of the club as one of our Board is a Director of the club. Also regular meetings are held with club Directors to discuss matters of mutual interest. To make the joining process even easier and for  those who prefer the electronic route, all that you need to do is go to the FaST website and hit the join button in the menu bar and follow the on screen directions. Joining can now be a paperless exercise. Alternatively, joining forms are held at the 50/50 table on matchdays and our Membership Secretary Paul Spicer will be happy to process.

Junior Membership

For the first time FaST have taken the decision to launch a Junior Membership status for Under 16’s at a joining fee of £3. This will entitle junior members to the same benefits of reduced cost travelling on the away minibuses and discounted price of club merchandise in the Club Shop as full members. It is also intended to offer a goodie bag upon joining. So we hope many young supporters and their parents will encourage them to join.

Finally, may FaST take the opportunity to wish the players and management of Farnborough FC and their supporters a happy and rewarding season.

FaST Board