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Latest News From The GIHSC Committee
The Committee last met on Monday 11th February where the following matters were discussed and actioned.
Fundraising – The Committee was able to make another presentation to the Flames in February and has now donated £20,000 to the club in the current season. The Flames management has communicated the gratitude for the donations made to date and the Committee hopes to make another donation before the end of the season.
A further £290 was raised from the latest shirt raffle held at games in late January.
A brief trial of selling 50-50 tickets during the first break was carried out but did not significantly increase sales and it was agreed that sales will remain as they have in the past with tickets sold pre-game and then available from the Supporters Club desk during the first break.
Spectrum / Spectator Comfort – Three issues were raised and discussed with Spectrum management.
1 - It was noted that there had been an increasing number of incidents arising from children playing hockey in the corridors outside the upper level of both sides of the rink between periods. Whilst this involves plastic pucks or balls and sticks, there had been a couple of occasions where people had been hit and some near misses involving people carrying hot drinks. Whilst no one wants to stop people from having fun, Spectrum management felt that they should briefed their team to ensure that this was being appropriately managed.
2 – Some of the seating areas seem to have food and drink spills that do not appear to have been cleaned between matches and Spectrum Management stated that this will be addressed.
3 – It was reported that the dryer in the ladies’ toilet at rink level was not working and Spectrum Management are dealing with this.
End of Season Player Awards – A suggestion was received last year that the Supporter’s Club Player of the Year awards should be changed due to the reduction in British players on the Flames roster as there was not much competition for the British Player of the Year award. It was agreed that this would be given some further consideration before a decision was taken.