THE winter is starting to take its toll on non league football, writes Stafford Rangers commercial manager Stuart Maun.
We all know that we are committed to reducing the deficit at the football club, and whilst controlling our costs, still having the vision of a sustainable promotion.
Of course, a regular income stream makes this all possible and so when adverse weather hits, forcing the cancellation of fixtures, it can naturally have an effect on the club.
Our last home league game was against Worksop on January 5, and our next game is not until February 9 when we welcome Frickley to Marston Road. This obviously puts a strain on the cash flow at the club with monthly costs still having to be paid.
Now more than ever, is when we should club together. I have often spoken about the social club at Stafford Rangers and how important it is in the financial success of the club.
We know that up to 70 per cent of total SRFC revenue comes from this source, and so it’s important that we support this as much as possible throughout the year, even more so when the weather is bad.
Do you hold monthly external work meetings in the area? Are you planning a special birthday celebration or looking for the perfect venue for a christening or wedding? You may simply fancy a few drinks in the warmth, perhaps throwing a few darts, potting a few balls on the pool table, or watching the latest televised footy. It’s all available at SRFC’s social club.
Many will know Tony Vincent, who has been at the social club for nearly two years. He looks forward to welcoming you at the club. Just one event on a Friday and a Saturday night can have a huge impact on the club financially.
Remember you can help SRFC even
when matches are not on. We appreciate the support on match days, but we want to make sure you consider SRFC as a venue the other 300+ days a year!
Over the last 12 months, time and effort has been put into the club to make it presentable for its guests, and we are continually looking at ways in which we can improve what is on offer.
The Lotus Suite can accommodate up to 180 guests whilst the Stan Robinson Suite will comfortably take 120 guests. Our Legends Suite is perfect for a boardroom meeting for up to 14 delegates too.
We can offer catering at the club, using a familiar face around the ground on match days, Gerald and his team at Ridgways Catering.
The message is: Let’s club together and think of ways in which you could support the club you love through these quieter times.
The club is open every evening from 7pm, so why not pop down and see Tony, or give him a call on 01785 602432 if we can help with anything.