During January the manager will offer new extended contracts to some players. The provision of new Physiotherapy Kit is being considered. It is hoped Falkirk Supportersâ€™ Society can assist in the funding or partial funding of this equipment. Mike to enquire of FSS if assistance in the purchase is possible.
Gary has been in further discussions regarding the running of the Forth Valley Football Academy.
The Board appointed an Audit and Remuneration Committee consisting Paul Kenny, Douglas McIntyre, Ronnie Bateman and Douglas Henderson, with the remit of reviewing the club’s finances on an ongoing basis.
The Club has arranged with Greenfields, the synthetic pitch supplier, to organise an open day in January at the Stadium. A number of interested clubs, local authorities and other bodies from throughout the UK, who are currently considering installing the same high grade artificial pitch as ours, will have the opportunity to view the Falkirk FC surface at first hand.
The club will take the lead and introduce a motion at the January SPFL meeting regarding the differing admission prices for fans at some grounds. It will be proposed that standard pricing for both home and visiting supporters be introduced.
It is proposed that Falkirk Fans should, where ever possible, be self-policing both at home and away in the event of any vandalism, offensive singing or the mis-use of flares and smoke bombs.
Kieran Kozary is currently working to raise the profile of the club both in the media and on social media websites. Good progress is now being made particularly on themed match days with forward bookings being encouraging.
Rod Stewart concert ticket sales are going very well. The original 16,400 places are almost sold out and the promoters are looking at the possibility to increase the total capacity of the concert to c.20, 000.
The actual number of season tickets sold is considered by the club to be commercially confidential, however it was reported that the total income from season tickets is similar to season 2012/2013. We are however currently running a shortfall against budget in walk up ticket sales as a result of lower numbers of both home and visiting fans. It should however be noted that match day receipts in total so far for this season, are ahead of budget as a result of cup games.
The Board has agreed that the club will make a contribution of Â£100 to each of the three supporters clubs who took buses to the abandoned Queen of the South match. This contribution is being made towards the cost of buses for the re-arranged game. David White will contact Queen of the South to ask if they are also prepared to assist.
Lengthy discussions took place regarding the clubs finances and plans to improve income streams. The next Board meeting will be on 30th January 2014.