Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Robins Trust board, we have taken the decision to postpone – but not cancel – our Question of Sport quiz night on Monday, April 23.
When we first planned the quiz night it was our intention for every team to have a special guest player from the football club.
Despite the best efforts of John Finnigan and Ben Mottram at the club, we have been unable to fulfil that promise.
Therefore, the difficult decision was made to postpone because the Trust did not want to renege on our original promise to fans.
It is absolutely our intention to run the Question of Sport Quiz at a time when we can guarantee a great night for all supporters and fulfil the promise of our original advertisement.
In the meantime, keep your eye on the Trust website and social channels for news on this and future events.
The Robins Trust has noted the reaction from supporters to the recent season ticket announcement by the club.
The Trust’s Fan Elected Director campaigned at board level for a prize freeze on all season tickets, in line with our commitment to make football as affordable as possible.
FED Murry Toms also took a leading role in devising a detailed marketing plan to announce the sale period with as much fanfare as possible.
Murry put this plan into place ahead of travelling to Australia to work for Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games.
During that period Down Under, what had been agreed and put in to place changed and this led to the bungled announcement made by the Football Club last week.
Not only had this detailed plan devised by a volunteer working on behalf of the fans been abandoned, there was a change to the sales process that made the announcement misleading.
The news of a £5 administration fee applied to all season tickets was news to both the Trust’s Fan Elected Director and to the Trust board.
We will be calling on the football club to explain this decision in full to supporters, who are understandably annoyed that their ‘frozen’ ticket prices are subject to a compulsory £5 rise.
The Trust will be considering any response by the football club with great interest.
There will be no Robins Trust 50/50 draw taking place during the Forest Green Rovers game on Saturday.
The Trust relies on its hardy band of volunteers to run the 50/50 draw and due to a number of factors, there are not enough volunteers available to service what is expected to be a bumper crowd.
However, the Trust board has decided to run a bumper draw for the home game against Coventry City, with a jackpot prize of £250 to be won.
Each season, the Trust hands out more than £2,000 in prizes through the 50/50 draw, with the other half of the proceeds being used to further the Trust’s goals.
The Trust board are currently looking at options for extending and improving the 50/50 draw and would love to hear from anyone who can help improve what we do.
Please contact the Trust via email@example.com if you can help sell tickets, or have ideas to share.
And remember to buy more than one ticket for the final draw of the season when there is our biggest ever prize to be won.
At a scheduled meeting earlier this week, Robins Trust chairman Tarran Wilson notified the Trust board of his decision to stand down from his role due to work commitments.
Tarran had served as a board member for a number of years and took on the role of chairman after the reorganisation and relaunch of the Trust in October 2017.
The Trust board would like to pay tribute to the hard work, commitment and determination Tarran has shown in the many roles he has held, not least in steering the Trust into a new era.
Since the relaunch, when an almost entirely-new board was elected, the Trust has been operating with a bigger, broader-skilled board that represents a wider demographic of Cheltenham Town fans,
An extraordinary general meeting of the Robins Trust board will be held on Monday, March 26 during which the elected members will decide what steps to take next, in accordance with the Trust’s rules.
Further announcements will be made after that meeting via the Trust website and social media channels.
Think you know football?
Are you the biggest sporting brain in Gloucestershire?
Do you know Cheltenham Town better than the rest?
Then the Robins Trust is challenging you to put it to the test in our Question of Sport Quiz Night – and you don’t need a coaching badge to enter!
This will be no normal general knowledge quiz, this will be a test about sport, football and most importantly the Robins.
The Robins Trust Question of Sport will take place on Monday, April 23 (7.30pm) at the LCI Rail Stadium.
Entry costs £10 per team per team of four, with a cash prize on offer to the winners, along with other spot prizes on the night.
Each team will be joined, on the night, by a special guest.
The matchday menu of food will be on offer throughout the evening as well as a full pay bar.
To guarantee your team and reserve your place contact the Trust via email on firstname.lastname@example.org