IFSG CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

IFSG CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

The Supporters Group will be making a record investment into the football club in the near future. Unlike in the past, we shall be sponsoring two players this season and, for the very first time, we shall also be sponsoring a match. In addition to this we will be looking towards purchasing some much needed equipment which will assist the club considerably.

Anthony Redwood fully recognises the importance of the Group and the club will be pro-actively promoting the Group, encouraging as many supporters as possible to join up. The sponsored game, earmarked for early 2018, will enable five lucky members plus a guest each to receive hospitality from the club prior to the game (Committee members are exempt from the draw). Other incentives are being looked into.

A growth in numbers will potentially allow us invest further as the season progresses, and we are looking at starting a stadium development fund to assist the club with any necessary improvements – in addition to the £3,000 ring-fenced for the public address system upgrade.

Apart from financially, the Group will be assisting in other ways. We will be producing official club merchandise with an aim to getting to stock in before Christmas. This will come at no cost to the club but we will be splitting profits 50% once we have broken even.

Exciting times lie ahead, and the need for us to be as one has never been greater. Onwards and upwards! Up the Robins!

Duncan

IFSG

The Supporters Group name change from IFCSG to IFSG wasn’t just a case of losing a letter and carrying on. It was an opportunity to reflect on the groups values, it’s position going forward as a group with the formation of a new football club in Ilkeston and moving on. It also presented our resident Graphic Designer and Website and Media Officer Lee Francis with an opportunity to revisit, and redesign the old logo which was launched with the original group back in 2011. 

 
Whilst the only original elements of the logo that remain are the football and IFSG letters (minus the C of course), Lee opted to redesign the old Robin that sat on the ball. The previous robin was a silhouette of the Old Ilkeston Town FC logo, the club which folded back in 2010. The birth of the IFCSG as a result of this event and subsequent formation of Ilkeston FC gave reference to the old crest. Ilkeston FC launched their own crest with a new Robin so the group felt it wanted it’s own identity and kept it’s original.
 
The new robin stands tall and proud on the ball, the wings not outstretched as was the previous robin, and the beak is more pronounced to make it look more like a robin. The red silhouette treatment remains to keep things simple but also, too much detail would be lost when the logo is used in small instances (on our pin badges for example) and email signatures (due to launch with our website next season). We all remember those little bears that appeared on the new Ilkeston FC badge which were turned into blobs when embodied on the club shirts.
 
The speech bubble outline which surrounds the design elements has also been adjusted to fit the extended type that sites alongside the IFSG letters and also echoes the ethos our our group, giving Supporters a voice. The IFSG is the rebirth of a Supporters Group which needed to move forward with the new club.
 
We hope you like our new logo and if there is enough appetite for it, there might just be another enamel badge to add to the collection.

Statement from the Chairman

The demise of Ilkeston Football Club and the subsequent appearance of Ilkeston Town Football Club has led to the Supporters Group committee making a decision to change the Group’s name.

We no longer want our name to be associated with what became a toxic organisation. It would also be disrespectful to the new owner to continue with the existing name.

Therefore we will be relaunching ourselves as the Ilkeston Football Supporters Group (IFSG), the name we wanted at the beginning before we agreed to change it at the request of the previous regime’s owner.

We believe IFSG is an appropriate Group name, a catch-all which takes in both Ilkeston Town FC plus the Juniors and the Ladies sections, and it echoes the community involvement which ITFC plans to move towards.

Please note that this is just a re-brand. All Group funds from the IFCSG will remain.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Duncan Payne

It’s back…

Our prediction sheet is back with a huge £600 to get the season underway.

You can download and print the attached or pick one up from a member of the committee on match day.  At just £1 to enter, predicting all correct match outcomes could scoop you the jackpot.

Our Prediction Sheet is once again sponsored by Erewash Sound.

Prediction Sheet wk01

 

Uttoxeter Town – 05/08/17

Uttoxeter Town – 05/08/17

NMG – 11:30
Acorn – 11:32
Market – 11:35
Havelock – 11:40
Cat & Fiddle – 11:45

For bookings for seats please either post on this thread, or ring myself on 07961844794 or Billy on 07873759722. All seats are first come first serve, so reserve your seat ASAP.

Lets Break some Attendance Records !

Membership Prices Confirmed.

The IFCSG can confirm membership prices for 2017-18.

Adult
£10.00

Concessions:  16 – 18 student (must produce student card)
£7.00

65 and over
£7.00

Under 16
£2.00

Membership cards will be issued to those who have paid and completed a membership form. Forms can be obtained from the Membership Secretary Lynda Bacon. A download to print version will be made available in due course.

Payment in cash is preferred but for those that wish to use Paypal, please use the donation link (below) and indicate your membership status. If we require anymore information, we will email or call you using the contact information you provide.

www.ifcsg.co.uk/donate

The Erewash Partnership

 

The IFCSG is now a fully paid up member of Erewash Partnership.

This will allow the Group to access valuable information, investigate grant opportunities, develop relationships with local businesses and organisations, and provide opportunities to work closely with the local authorities.

Please note that our membership has arisen with NO COST TO THE GROUP.

Statement from the Chairman

The news that Ilkeston Football Club has been wound up today is a very sad happening in a series of unpalatable events pertaining to football in our town stretching back ten years.

The truth is that the writing has been on the wall for Ilkeston FC for nearly two years and it hardly came as a huge surprise.
What really matters now is the future of football in our town and I believe that it can only lie in the hands of the people who really care, namely the supporters and the Ilkeston community.
With that in mind, a new community football club is in the process of being formed and we intend to provide the New Manor Ground leaseholder, Erewash Borough Council, with a feasible business plan to return the club to the people who matter the most.
No one can deny that the task will be a big one but with our fan base and the local community at large behind us, we firmly believe that a bright future lies ahead.