CCSC has been serving supporters of Cardiff City for many years. As well as organising transport to every first team away fixture, we also arrange several events each season, such as the Children’s Christmas Party and the Annual Player of the Year Presentation Evening. Additionally, we donate money to the football club each year in the form of kit sponsorship and purchase of equipment.
Meeting with Tan Sri Vincent – Thursday 11th February 2016
Members of the Supporters Club committee attended a Q&A session with Tan Sri Vincent. With the presence of Supporters’ groups and the media, the planned 30 minutes meeting lasted for over an hour and a half, starting with a short interview by the presenter, followed by over an hour of Q&A.
It was refreshing to hear his thoughts on the past, present and future of Cardiff City Football Club and the steps he has and will be taking to ensure the future of the Club. These include:
* Converting £68m owed to him into equity immediately as he pledged Cardiff City will be debt-free in five years.
* He also revealed he has agreed to write-off a further £10m, that last season he wrote-off £13m and also converted £3m of debt into equity.
* Those developments will leave the Bluebirds with an overall debt of £40m and Tan pledged that he will convert £8m of that from debt into equity every year forthwith.
* The structured plan will mean that in five years the Bluebirds will be debt-free.
He wholeheartedly supported the manager and urged the team to shoot more often! He told the players the same thing at a meeting earlier in the morning. In an appraisal of the previous two managers at Cardiff City, he said that the appointment of Russell Slade was to (1) have someone who was honest and he could trust at the helm and (2) unless you give someone a chance in life, how can they progress and grow?
He urged all fans groups to get behind the Club and hopes the play offs can be attained this season. The Club will also be looking at ways to incentivise lost supporters to return.
We look forward to continued dialogue with Tan Sri Vincent, Ken Choo and the Club to enhance the fans’ experience on match days and are pleased with today’s meeting and announcements regarding the future of Cardiff City Football Club.
For some of the video coverage of the meeting, click on the links below:
Player of the Year Awards Dinner – Saturday 7th May
This season’s Awards Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday 7th May, after our last home game of the season against Birmingham City. Dull details and prices will be announced shortly but you can reserve you places at the Supporters Club shop on match days.
Wetherby Races / Middlesbrough Away
For the away trip to Middlesbrough on Tuesday 23rd February, the Supporters Club is running a coach to the National Hunt meeting at Wetherby in the afternoon and on to the game in the evening.
Full details are available from the Supporters Club shop – early booking is advised as this is a popular trip.
House of Sport 3 opens its doors
On Monday 18th January 2016, the House of Sport 3 officially opened its doors and the Supporters Club are pleased with the continuing investment from the Club in providing first class sporting facilities for the Community.
To read more about the facility and the future plans, click here.
Club Goal of the Month
During the 2012/13 season, Cardiff City Football Club launched an innovative and game-changing incentive – Club Goal of the Month.
The concept allows every player representing Cardiff City Football Club – at every level – to capitalise on their on-field achievements by battling it out each month in a bid to win the Club Goal of the Month trophy. A simple, unifying concept.
Four years on and Cardiff City Football Club is still, as we understand, the only club worldwide to acknowledge nine different levels of football and unite them in one competition. From the Senior Team, to the Academy, Development, Women’s, Disability and Futsal Teams – and including nominations from our Soccer Schools, ‘Youbirds’ sector and Cardiff City Foundation’s Football Performance Centres.
Club Goal of the Month encourages supporters for their input via YouTube and Facebook and thus to cast a free vote for a shortlisted nominee. Each supporter who votes automatically earns the chance to win a pair of hospitality tickets for a home game at CCS.
An online link to the story is here, which has an embedded video of the latest monthly competition > http://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/news/article/club-goal-of-the-month-a-new-chapter-2924620.asp
Ukraine v Wales – 28th March 2016 – World Cup 2018 qualifiers
The Supporters Club will be running a trip for the Ukraine game and for all Wales away games for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Click here for full details or call in to the Supporters Club shop on match days.
CCSC merchandise – Wales’ programmes and more
We currently have a stock of the home programmes from the recent successful Wales’ campaign in qualifying for the Euros later this year.
Programmes from the recent campaign are for the following games:
- Bosnia / Cyprus (joint programme)
- Holland (friendly)
The shop also holds a stock of older Wales, Cardiff City programmes and other clubs.
CCSC Children’s Christmas Party 2015
This year’s party was a great success with over 80 children enjoying party games and a buffet before the arrival of Santa for their early Christmas presents.
Most of the Cardiff City squad attended the party with Manager Russell Slade, and some of the players joined in with the children for ‘pass the parcel’. They signed autographs and posed for pictures with children of all ages.
The Supporters Club would like to thank all those who helped to make the event a success and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.