Supporters Club Latest News
Latest News From The GIHSC Committee
The Supporters Club Committee is happy to keep Flames Supporters informed regarding matters that have been raised and discussed at their monthly meetings.
The Committee last met on 20th February 2023 when the following matters were discussed and actioned.
Finance – A further presentation will be made to the Flames at the game on 2nd April 2023. This is as a result of 50-50 sales and other fundraising conducted during the season. Online access to the club bank account is still being resolved, but it is hoped that we will have a card payment system in place by the end of the season.
Fundraising – 50-50 draws are the backbone of fundraising for the Flames and have raised over £9000 this season. The sponsor grid has raised over £1300 and sales of pride socks, shirt raffles and sales of pucks have all contributed valuable income allowing the supporter’s club to support the team financially.
Social Events – An end of season awards and dinner has been arranged on 3rd April and sold out on the first day that tickets were offered. The event is running at a small loss, but is being used as a vehicle for auctioning the retro jerseys and this should more than ensure that the evening generates a profit which can be presented to the Flames in due course.
Player of the Year Awards – An online vote will be held to decide these, with voting open from 12th to 25th March.
Door Steward Volunteers – The club is seeking two more volunteers to act as door stewards next season. Please get in touch if you are interested.
Season Tickets – The Flames reported that season tickets for 2023/24 are on sale with prices held at current levels except for a small increase in the cost of concession tickets.
Drug Freeze Programme – In response to a question, the Flames reported that the Drug Freeze programme would require a sponsor if it is to be restarted as there are significant running costs. The Flames would be happy to discuss this with any company that wishes to support the programme.
Car Parking – Recent issues clearing the car parks after games are as a result of issues with the traffic lights and have been raised with the relevant parties.
Away Travel – There will be no away travel this season as there has not be sufficient interest to run any of the planned coaches.