Away Travel – Whitby Town – 16/08/16

16/08/16 – Whitby Town – Tuesday Night

Cat & Fiddle- 11:45
Havelock – 11:50
Market – 11:55
Little Acorn – 11:58
NMG – 12:00

For all bookings either reply to this post or ring 07961844794 or Billy on 07873759722.

Please try to make bookings ASAP to ensure that you get a seat.

IFCSG Members – Adults £15 / Kids £10
Non Members – Adults £20 / Kids £15

Away Travel – Matlock – 29/08/16 – Bank Holiday Monday

29/08/16 – Matlock – Bank Holiday Monday

Cat & Fiddle- 10:30
Havelock – 10:35
Market – 10:40
Little Acorn – 10:43
NMG – 10:45

For all bookings please reply to this post or call myself on 07961844794 or Billy on 07873759722.

Please make bookings ASAP to ensure you secure a seat.

IFCSG Members – Adults £10 / Kids £5
Non Members – Adults £15 / Kids £10

Away Travel – Stourbridge – 20/08/16

20/08/16 – Stourbridge

NMG – 11:00
Little Acorn – 11:02
Market – 11:05
Havelock – 11:10
Cat & Fiddle – 11:15

For all bookings please reply to this post or call myself on 07961844794 or Billy on 07873759722.

Please make bookings ASAP to ensure you secure a seat.

IFCSG Members – Adults £10 / Kids £5
Non Members – Adults £15 / Kids £10

Statement From the Chairman 

Dear SupportersIt has come to my attention that Ilkeston FC photographer and supporter Craig Lamont and his family have been the victims of verbal abuse for some considerable time.

On occasions this has taken place while Craig has not been present, and two completely innocent people (one in his seventies) have borne the brunt.

Any fair minded individual must recognise that this sort of behaviour is completely unacceptable.

While the situation at Ilkeston FC has alarmed supporters, myself included, for many months this doesn’t give anyone the right to abuse others.

As Chairman of the IFCSG, I heartily condemn such actions and while I hope upon hope that none of our members are involved, I cannot deny the possibility that one or more were.
We have also had a situation where Craig has been accused of stealing from the club on our very own forum today. This accusation is completely without foundation, and not only was it extremely hurtful to Craig but it also puts the IFCSG at risk of facing legal action. 

I have known Craig for 20 years and although we don’t always see eye to eye, he has always been co-operative. Understandably given the circumstances, Craig has now refused us access to images of his work which has always been of benefit to the IFCSG.

Not only that but we will now no longer have access to the photos he kindly supplied for next year’s 25th anniversary book, a regrettable decision but one which I fully understand. 

The decision, therefore, was made to take down the forum until the committee decides what actions it needs to take, which could be along the lines of banning people or alternatively taking the site down permanently.
I have always been proud to have been Chairman of the Group, it has been a real honour. We have the most devoted fans in non-League football who have stood by the team in the darkest times.

I have also always tried to keep the doors of dialog between ourselves and the club, doors which have often been slammed in our faces, but ones that we will keeping knocking on nonetheless.

However, recent events off the pitch have made it impossible for me to support the club any longer. I have made the heartbreaking decision not to attend any more home games until I am satisfied that the necessary changes in club philosophy are made.

I am putting my neck on the line and am fully aware that my decision may not be greeted with open arms and as a result, if the members feel that I am no longer fit to represent them I will gladly stand down. I will most certainly stand down if there is any sort of repetition of the abuse aimed at Craig and his family.

I remain committed to the IFCSG, Chairman or not, and my ground entrance fee will be donated to the Group until the time is right to return to my second home.
Kind regards

Duncan    

Ilkeston FC Badges

The IFCSG are delighted to launch on behalf of Ilkeston FC the Official Club Enamel Pin Badge.

A limited number of these badges have just been released on eBay, with the reminaing stock of only 250 pieces being sold throughout the 2016-17 season.

Badges will be available to buy from the Clubshop at the New Manor Ground, and also  at selected away games, to be confirmed.

Badges are priced £3 each.

Online price is more to include postage and fees associated with selling on eBay.badge